Emerson Dorsch Gallery presents Endless Light in an Endless Night, an exhibition of seven new glass and light sculptures by Brookhart Jonquil. Building on previous sculptures which delved into the geometric, material, phantasmic potentials of reflection, Jonquil turns his motifs in an investigation of “continuous cycles of expansion” and infinity.
Jonquil’ sculptures take this dynamic as both the essential human drama, and as our essential refuge from it. In the same way that a work of architecture shelters and becomes alive with the activity that fills it, these sculptures are perceptual environments that hold a continuous transformation of light and space. Reflections in mirrors create a world that extends into the immaterial. Subtler reflections in glass create infinities within infinities. To point at the endless, the works use abrupt truncation. While the viewer’s body does not enter these objects, their mind does, and like a Greek temple or a Gothic cathedral, the space within is organized to establish a conducive environment for the experience of truth. Skillful precision clears away the noise and guides us toward smoother vicissitudes, so that we can hear the truth of the total system. Sometimes expanding, sometimes resting, always already in harmony.”
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, as well as a Bachelor in Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Arizona in 2007. His work is represented by Emerson Dorsch and Piero Atchugarry Gallery.
Apr 25, 2018, 5 PM
5900 NW 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33127