Mette Tommerup has a new exhibition called Love, Ur curated by Tyler Emerson-Dorsch at Emerson Dorsch. The first opening reception is Friday, November 29, 2-4pm. A second reception will take place during the Progressive Art Brunch on Sunday, December 1, 2019, 11am – 4pm. There will be a panel discussion with the artist, Tyler Emerson-Dorsch, and Lorie Mertes, director of Locust Projects, on January 8, 2020, 6 to 8 pm. The exhibition will be on view through January 18, 2020.
For this solo exhibition, Tommerup will create a complex installation from her dyed canvases, which debuted in her 2017 exhibition Ocean Loop. She will create zones of canvases, undulating like tectonic plates. In various planned interventions, she’ll invite friends and allies to animate her elements. These visitors will become protagonists, as are the canvases, in something like an analog video game. Her invitation will be to let them play. One of the interventions, called Start the New Year in Ur will be an experimental community activity on Saturday, January 11th, 3-5pm.
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.