Visual Arts

Onajide Shabaka: On the edge of tomorrows… on view at Emerson Dorsch
Through March 26, 2022

The show is a selection of works made throughout Shabaka’s five-decade career, evoking the artist’s range of expression and the web of connections he makes between stories, ethnobotany, deep mapping, and anthropology, among many other themes. With his practice and work, the artist imbues into his practice a model of how one can hold accumulated memories of horrific truths in history and … +

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Artist Alfonso Borragán at Emerson Dorsch Gallery
Sep 6, 2019, 6 PM

Bucarolito is Spanish artist Alfonso Borragán’s first exhibition in the United States. The action at the center of each of Borragán’s experiences is “to ingest” and to inscribe and reveal an image through this action. A sort of alchemy. For, in his environment of magenta phyto lights and dusty air, groups ingest stones together. In this case, they eat bucaros, which are … +

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Emerson Dorsch exhibits I See The Spotlight In You
Fri Jul 27, 2018 - Sat Aug 25, 2018

I See The Spotlight In You: a group exhibition featuring work in various mediums by Miami-based artists and musicians, a blending of painting and performance. I See The Spotlight In You will include work by Kyle Barnette, Chad Barry, David Brieske, Chris Byrd, Robert Chambers, David Quinn Kudsma, Timothy Phillips, Mette Tommerup, and Janese Weingarten. Curated by Clifton Childree. “ Theoretically produced and consumed in … +

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Emerson Dorsch Gallery: Opening Reception of Endless Light in an Endless Night
Wed Apr 25, 2018

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 … +

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Ocean Loop at Emerson Dorsch Gallery
Through Sat 24 Feb, 2018

Artist Mette Tommerup presents a complex installation of paintings, objects and ephemera, invoking a narrative stream of information and imagery.  The ocean is used as a springboard for an exploration of the way the mind works in our digital world. Tommerup is better known for piquant and often provocative expressionistic paintings inspired by internet image searches.  She initiated this project as part … +

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SUNRISE, SUNSET: Group show at Emerson Dorsch inspired by Edwidge Danticat’s eponymous story
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 - Fri 19 Jan, 2018

Emerson-Dorsch has invited artists to consider Edwidge Danticat’s story “Sunrise, Sunset.” The video, paintings, sculptures and installations featured are part of a conversation that started just after Hurricane Irma spared Miami. Edwidge Danticat’s story Sunrise, Sunset, published in The New Yorker the same week of the storm, grows outward from its rich particulars, becoming a parable about the entropic nature of knowledge … +

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Robert Chambers: ‘Iron Oar’ at Emerson Dorsch, Miami
Fri 19 May, 2017 - Sat 8 Jul, 2017

Chambers presents a new installation comprised of a salvaged battleship buoy, repurposed as a massive metal ball, more than 5 feet in diameter. Visitors can push the ball around an ovoid decagon track. Chambers lowers the ball’s center of gravity by partially filling it with oiled BBs. This way, the ball will not tip nor stray from its journey. Eager accomplices, the … +


‘Salty & Fresh’ at Emerson Dosch, Miami
Fri 7 Apr, 2017 - Wed 17 May, 2017

Emerson Dorsch is proud to announce that Paula Wilson will be the gallery’s first visiting artist in the new location at 5900 NW 2nd Ave. Her exhibit, Salty & Fresh, features paintings, a wall installation, a sculpture and a video.  Emerson Dorsch will host an opening reception for the artist and her exhibition on Friday, April 7th, 6-9pm. Wilson’s video, Salty & … +