Brook & Tyler Emerson-Dorsch
“Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Emerson Dorsch is one of Miami’s early contemporary galleries that helped shape the Miami art scene we know today”. Led by husband and wife duo Brook Dorsch and Tyler Emerson-Dorsch, it was established to show local, contemporary art in all media.
Originally founded in 1991 on Coral Way before moving to Wynwood in the early 2000s heyday, they were also part of the migration of galleries to Little Haiti when they moved there in 2017. Alongside gallery director Ibett Yanez del Castillo, they’ve continued to expand their programming to include both local and international artists at all stages of their careers.
With the return of Art Basel Miami Beach, Emerson Dorsch will show at Untitled Art Miami Beach with new works by Felecia Chizuko Carlisle, Ernesto Gutierrez Moya and Yanira Collado. Simultaneously, Collado, a Brooklyn-born artist of Dominican descent who lives and works in Miami, will present her first solo exhibition at the gallery with paintings and sculptures that explore the themes of migration and labor in daily life. Her work has been acquired by the Perez Art Museum Miami.
“Each of these artists is from or have deep connections to island nations they distill their perspectives on displacement and migration in lyrical, challenging, hauntingly beautiful work,” said Dorsch.
With the influx of South Floridians in the last year, Dorsch and Emerson-Dorsch have enjoyed initiating newcomers into the cultural scene. It was also a year when arts significance to society became more apparent than ever.”Many of the gallery’s artists have spent more time than ever in the studio, channeling reactions to the pandemic and the state of our world into making art,” said Emerson-Dorsch “At the same time, many have turned to looking at, sharing and buying art as an outlet for expression, comfort, anger, ideals and belief.”