Pulse Art Fair Miami - Brookhart Jonquil Solo Project - Booth I-200
Dec. 1, 2011 - Dec. 4, 2011
Opening reception Dec. 1, 2011, noon - 8 p.m.
Dorsch Gallery is pleased to present Brookhart Jonquil's solo project at PULSE Miami, Impulse booth I-200.
Brookhart Jonquil presents new works that are largely focused on shapes created through reflections, using mirrored acrylic sheets, fluorescent lights, and wood. The body of work is a progression from his acclaimed solo exhibition, Never Odd or Even, at Dorsch Gallery in April of 2011, where an ambiguous work-space was physically mirrored, folding in on itself. The new series continues to explore the duality of the physical and the intangible by creating shapes with piercing fluorescent lights that create forms that only exist within the planes of reflections.
Through the combination of simple materials and complex mathematical ratios, Jonquil creates vignettes that distort reality into false scenarios of glowing geometry. This objective, however, is not intent on tricking the eye, and as Jonquil states, "there is no illusion, no one is fooled by anything, it's just a double awareness." With these illusionary situations, perception is tested into processing these dual realities, ultimately accepting the whole as truth.
Dorsch Gallery introduced Jonquil's work to Miami in the group show Bubble Raft in September 2010. In this work, called Looking Both Ways, the viewer climbs a short ladder to look at two mirrors set at 90 degrees. The mirrors split the vision: one eye sees a dart stuck in the wall, the other eye sees a drawing of the same. The mind registers the two sources as a single reality. Never Odd or Even was Jonquil's first solo show in South Florida. Jonquil received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. He has a BFA and BA (Art History), both Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Arizona. He studied at the Leipzig Academy of Art in Germany. His work has been shown in numerous venues in Chicago, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, the WebBiennial at the Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, the Oriahovo Gallery of Art in Bulgaria and Apex Art in New York. He has received numerous awards, including two grants to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an individual artist grant from the Tucson Prima Arts Council, and a Creative Achievement Award from theUniversity of Arizona.