Friday, April 12th
Dorsch Gallery is proud to announce that it has changed its name to Emerson Dorsch. The move reflects the partnership of husband and wife co-owners Brook Dorsch and Tyler Emerson-Dorsch. The name change coincides with the launch of its completely renovated gallery space featuring two exhibitions: Brookhart Jonquil’s In a Perfect World and Rene Barge’s Relay in the new Project Room.
The new space features 3,500 total square feet, with more than 1,500 of that dedicated to exhibition space. Included is a new foyer and reception area, followed by a project room featuring experimental works by emerging artists, and a main exhibition space.
The new space will allow Emerson Dorsch to enhance its support of its roster of international artists through more ambitious exhibitions and projects at both the gallery and beyond.
“The name change signals a bold new chapter for the gallery, a culmination of events that began with our twentieth anniversary last year”, explained founder Brook Dorsch, who continued “the new name underscores our commitment to being a community hub and a visionary platform for contemporary art, while the renovated space will allow us to be more ambitious in our programming than ever before.”
The new gallery space will debut on Friday, April 12th with In a Perfect World, an exhibition of new sculptures by Brookhart Jonquil, his second solo exhibition with the gallery, and Relay, a project by Rene Barge, who has had numerous solo exhibitions with the gallery since 1999.
The new space was designed by Patricio Cuello of Dharma Construction, whose 24-Inches-Wide House, proposed for an alley between buildings in the Design District, was lauded by Tomas Saraceno in Artforum. As an architect, he specializes in designing and overseeing the construction of efficient, functional, streamlined residences that take advantage of readily available materials.
The interior design is by Jacob Brillhart AIA. Brillhart is Assistant Professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture in Coral Gables. He collaborated with Manuel Clavel-Rojo of Murcia, Spain on Up-Downtown, the winning entry for Miami’s 2013 DawnTown design/build competition. He was a Rome Prize Finalist for the American Academy in Rome in 2010. He has published several books, including Visual Thinking in the Digital Age: Sketchbooks and paintings of Errol Barron and Jacob Brillhart, and Tonic Architecture via Small Buildings.