Sunday, October 16, 2005

Prehensile Tales

Prehensile Tales
(Metroactive Arts)

Caramia © Robert Cooper, 2002

Bob Cooper, a man with an average name who is anything but average, shares the interest in this issue. A North Bay painter, Cooper specializes in realistic, haunting and noble portraits of the great apes: Pongo pygmaeus, Gorilla gorilla, Pan troglodytes. We know them as orangutans, gorillas and chimps. Seated in the spare, industrial San Rafael space where his paintings recently exhibited, Cooper says, “The bonobos remind me most of early humans.”

1 comment:

Ashley the Hun said...

He's obviously correct since bonobo society revolves entirely around sex.