Apr 24, 2022

Emerson Dorsch

Emerson Dorsch

5900 NW 2 Ave
Miami, FL 33127
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stand up next 2 a mountain: portals y paisajes

Alejandro Aguilera, Nathaniel Donnett, Félix González-Torres, Michiko Itatani, N. Masani Landfair, Martin Puryear, Sol'Sax, Onajide Shabaka, Robert Thiele, Kristen Thiele, Tomas Vu

Curated by william cordova

April 24 – June 18, 2022

Emerson Dorsch is pleased to announce stand up next 2 a mountain: portals y paisajes. A group exhibition curated by william cordova. The exhibition opens Sunday, April 24th, and will be on view through June 18th, 2022.

stand up next 2 a mountain: portals y paisajes is a group exhibition curated by william cordova that focuses on the concept of the lens as a portal, frame, or window. An entry point that one can further investigate to unlock narratives beyond the limits of a two-dimensional plane, one that is informed, constructed, and activated by our personal experiences, experiences we bring to this two-dimensional frame. The mobility/immobility of this two-dimensional lens operates as a static object on the one hand while penetrating through the fabric of our consciousness with implied narratives on the other. We, as spectators, enter these portals constantly seeking paisajes or landscapes. Still, we more frequently run into them through the comfort and familiarity of our individual lens, our passageway, further eliminating any possibility of experiencing new discoveries and new perspectives.

These familial experiences can be altered by permitting ourselves to slow down the way we interpret the landscape and, in doing so, allowing our visual sensors to comprehend and disseminate the parallels between familiar and distant moments or memories. In many cases, those that have been forgotten or displaced. Juxtaposing known images, sounds, and situations with possible foreign ones slowly create a paradox between the unfamiliar and familiar. Threading, constructing, and overlapping multiple narratives, fused together to propose alternative perspectives.

Gaining these perspectives can allow for a reconsideration of the known physical and psychological terrain. Social change only happens when we change our perspective.

Artists Alejandro Aguilera, Nathaniel Donnett, Félix González-Torres, Michiko Itatani, N. Masani Landfair, Martin Puryear, Sol’Sax, Onajide Shabaka, Kristen Thiele, Robert Thiele and Tomas Vu will be featured.

About Emerson Dorsch

Emerson Dorsch is a contemporary art gallery with two complementary roles: to represent a core group of select South Florida-based artists, to host and represent excellent emerging and mid-career visiting artists. The gallery’s name reflects the partnership in art and life between the husband and wife team Brook Dorsch and Tyler Emerson-Dorsch. We believe in the joys of an artful life, of experiencing art close to the source. Through all the gallery’s activities, we foster art patronage and artistic community.

Brook Dorsch founded Dorsch Gallery in the early 1990s to exhibit Miami-based artists. Tyler Emerson-Dorsch joined the gallery in 2008 after earning a Masters from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. After almost 25 years, the gallery moved a second time to Little Haiti, a neighborhood northwest of downtown Miami.

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