Habit: the politics of repetition

Jenny Brillhart, Sol Lewitt, Frances Trombly

April 16 - May 30 2015

Emerson Dorsch presents Habit: the politics of repetition with works by Jenny Brillhart, Sol LeWitt, and Frances Trombly. 

Jenny Brillhart lives and works in Miami, FL, and holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from New York Academy of Art and a Bachelors of Arts in American History from Smith College. She studied painting and drawing at University of New Hampshire and the Art Students League of New York. Brillhart has had three solo exhibitions at Emerson Dorsch, Noonday in 2014, Material in 2011, and New Work in 2009. Recent solo shows include Accumulation at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL (2013); and An Extra Space at Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin, Germany (2013). Selected group exhibitions include Miami Cityscapes at Frost Museum of Science, Miami, FL (2015); Flat Prospects an Outdoor Installation at History Miami, Miami, FL (2014); Room Service at Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany (2014); Cutouts at Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL (2013); ARCO Madrid with Kuckei + Kuckei, Madrid, Spain (2013); Good and Plenty at Art Center South Florida, Miami Beach, FL (2010); New Work Miami at Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL (2010); Florida Contemporary 2010at Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL (2010); Die Sprache der Dinge - Niederlandische Stilleben der Sammlung SOR Rusche im Dialog mit Kunst der Gegenwart at Anhaltinischen Gemaldegalerie, Dessau, Germany (2008); and Group Show at Roemerapotheke Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland (2007). Jenny was awarded an artist residency at Vermont Studio Center. Recent press includes The Miami Herald, Ocean Drive Magazine, Orlando Weekly, New American Paintings, INFORADIO Berlin, The Financial Times (Germany), Berliner Zeitung, andMiami Sunpost. Her works are included in the collections of Keith Flaherty, Jeremy Chestler, Upstairs Studio, Nick Brownlee, Robin T. and Stuart Ray, Joachim Schloesser, Loren Roberts, Brooke Feder, and Fifty Cent. 

Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and lived and worked in various locations including New York, Spoleto, Italy and Chester, Connecticut. Lewitt was linked to various movements, including Conceptual art and Minimalism, both of which he is regarded a founder along with Ad Reinhardt, Tony Smith, Donald Judd, John McCracken, Agnes Martin, Dan Flavin, and Robert Morris, among others. His two and three-dimensional work includes wall drawings, works on paper, galler-sized installations, and monumental outdoor pieces. He has been the subject of hundreds of solo exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world since 1965. His works are found in some of the most important museum collections including Tate Modern, London, the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, National Museum of Serbia in Belgrade, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Hallen fur Neue Kunst Schaffhausen, Switzerland, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia, Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Dia:Beacon, the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. 

Frances Trombly was born in Miami, FL, where she lives and works, and co-directs Dimensions Variable, an artist-run space. She received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and completed residencies at the Capri Palace in Anacapri, Italy in 2009 and the Vermont Studio Center in 2007. Trombly has exhibited throughout the US, as well as venues abroad, including an installation at Socrates Sculpture Park in New York and numerous group exhibitions. Recent exhibitions of her work include Frances Trombly: Over and Under at Locust Projects, Miami (2013); Americana: Formalizing Craft at Perez Art Museum Miami (2013); United Statesat The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (2012); Not Paintings at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (2011); Come Together at Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL (2011); Everything and Nothing at Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia (2011); Paintings at Girls Club, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2010); New Work Miami at Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL (2010); and A Point From Which to Start at Galeria Casas Riegner, Bogota, Colombia (2010). Her work has been featured in various publications includingThe New York Times, Art Papers, Sculpture Magazine, Surface Design Journal, and The Los Angeles Times and is in the permanent collection of the Perez Art Museum Miami and Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida, as well as in private collections throughout the United States. In 2009, she received a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual & Media Artists. 


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