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brookhart jonquil | tc: temporary contemporary

August 30, 2013 - August 30, 2013
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Brookhart Jonquil (b. 1984, Santa Cruz, CA; lives and works in Miami)  holds a Master of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from University of Arizona. He also studied at the Leipzig Academy of Art. 
 
Candles are lit both in times of sadness and joy, one ritual for seemingly opposing circumstances. And that’s what this piece expresses- the coexistence of these conditions. It’s a lamentation for the atrocities happening all around us at every moment, but it’s also a celebration of this amazing world for exactly what it is. Each candle is rising up and sinking down, gravity and levity. And at the division of these two forces, dripping wax forms a third spoke, simultaneously asking and answering the question, “Y?” 

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2013
candles, metal stand, mirror
courtesy of the artist and emerson dorsch, miami
Screen shot 2013-04-11 at 10.42.35 AM
2100 collins avenue, miami beach, florida 33139   t: 305.673.7530 © bass museum of art | design: wodu media