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In a Perfect World - Solo exhibition at Emerson Dorsch
On View Now through May 11th
Peeking Through Artist Brookhart Jonquil's Looking Glass - Interview with Societe Perrier
Rising Tide - Documentary
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In a Perfect World
April 12 - May 11
Opening Reception April 12 6pm-9pm
151 NW 24th St. Miami, FL 33127
Emerson Dorsch presents Brookhart Jonquil's In a Perfect World.
On view will be a new series of large scale sculptures rendered in fiberglass rods and intricately angled mirrors, which combine to create perceptual forms in the immaterial realm.
Jonquil works with the material, virtual, and phantasmic mechanisms of reflection. In his statement, Jonquil discusses reflection and the relation of virtual or ideal space to the constantly changing world. Made of angled mirrors and bowed rods, his four sculptures hang at the cardinal points of the room. Each sculpture has a unique physical structure, yet, in their multiple reflections, the structures produce an immaterial form that is echoed in all four sculptures. Jonquil writes, "it is as if together the four sculptures create a proof of the existence of a fifth shape which is nowhere present."
Jonquil is interested in the concept of Ether, relating it to Utopia, or ideas of existence outside of the physical world, such as Plato's Allegory of the Gold, Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Michel Foucault's heterotopias and Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Maps.
Jonquil's recent major exhibitions include 2012's Inverted Night at the de la Cruz Collection in Miami; Orpheus and Eurydice in the 2012 Art Live Fair in Miami; and his large-scale sculpture, Lumber Icosahedron, in Young Curators, New Ideas IV, organized by Amani Olu in New York in 2011. He was shortlisted for the 2011 Miami PULSE Prize and is prominently featured in the 2012 Documentary "Rising Tide: A Story of Miami Artists". He was Artist in Residence at MoCA Tucson in 2012. This is his second exhibition at Emerson Dorsch.
Brookhart Jonquil was born in Santa Cruz, California in 1984 and lives and works in Miami, Florida. Jonquil received a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010, and a Bachelor in Fine Arts as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Arizona in 2007.
A brochure featuring an artist's statement and essay by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, will accompany the exhibition.