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Emerson Dorsch listed as one of Artsy’s 10 Best Booths at Untitled Art, Miami Beach 2023

December 6, 2023

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Maxwell Rabb

Emerson Dorsch listed as one of the 10 Best Booths on Artsy

On the shores of South Beach, Untitled Art, Miami Beach ushered in its 12th edition under clear blue skies, a blazing December sun, and a palpable sense of excitement. The breezy atmosphere on the VIP preview day welcomed a lively mix of local art lovers and international visitors dressed in chic beach attire. By afternoon, the aisles and booths were abuzz with animated conversations and excited guests.

Among the 163 booths, many featured group exhibitions that emphasized the importance of artists in dialogue. This approach delivered several remarkable booths across the fair, enabling guests to peruse works from both emerging and established artists.

This year, the fair’s allure was particularly pronounced for first-time exhibitors. Stella Chang, gallery director at Richard Koh Fine Art, and Kimberly Cunningham, director of global development at WHATIFTHEWORLD—both making their debuts at this year’s fair—reported praise from guests.

This acclaim underscores how Untitled Art has evolved into a pivotal platform for introducing fresh voices in the art world. Since 2012, when Jeff Lawson founded the fair, Untitled has grown into an integral event for Miami Art Week. The fair describes itself as the “most international fair” in the city, and its programming stands out year after year for its remarkable curation.

“Our programming is really important to us,” Lawson recently told Artsy. “The curated aspect of the fair is really important. The programming is really important, and I feel like we’ve really put together an extremely exciting fair for this year.”

Lawson’s vision for Untitled Art has been instrumental in shaping its identity. This is exemplified by the Nest program, which launched in 2021 to introduce emerging galleries to the fair ecosystem.

Here, we present our 10 favorite booths from Untitled Art, Miami Beach.

Emerson Dorsch
Booth A23
With works by Beverly Acha, Jen Clay, Elisabeth Condon, Jessica Gispert, and Moira Holohan

Emerson Dorsch’s group exhibition emphasizes the transformative power of symbols in the 21st century. These works, resonant with feminist narratives and technological evolutions in art, honor a legacy of women artists while inviting guests to reflect on evolving dynamics of expression and communication.

Highlights include Jen Clay’s quilted representations of childhood hallucinations, such as i’ll swallow you whole (ca. 2023), priced at $6,000, and Beverly Acha’s green and blue abstract painting round and round (o la memoria, lighthouses and the tides) [vueltas (or memory, faritos y mareas)] (2021–23). This selection, showcasing the lineage and impact of women in art, reflects the gallery’s commitment to gender parity in artistic representation.
“Emerson Dorsch…has represented at least 50% women ever since I had a say in the matter,” said Tyler Emerson-Dorsch, the gallery’s co-founder. “I realized that I’ve never emphasized that explicitly, and the curatorial impetus at Untitled gave me the push. It is important to highlight that we believe and are investing in women artists. All of them are fantastic artists in their own right. They do not need to, and they should not need to, reflect on womanhood in their self-expression unless that is their choice. What Untitled’s curatorial theme made me do was to interrogate and articulate how, specifically, these themes played out in our program.”

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