Deck the Great Hall After-Party
Following the Museum’s second annual Deck the Great Hall event, The Contemporaries invite you to join featured artist Brookhart Jonquil at the new downtown St. Pete home of Stanton Storer, dedicated supporter of contemporary art in the Tampa Bay area through his Embrace the Arts Foundation. An exhibition devoted to Storer’s extensive collection is on view through November 8th at Scarfone/Hartley Gallery at the University of Tampa, and the Contemporaries look forward to welcoming him to this side of the Bay!
Miami-based sculptor Brookhart Jonquil (American, b. 1984) uses industrial materials and geometric precision to explore theories of infinity and utopia. He states “I work with primary forces like light, gravity, and tension, creating balanced interactions which initially feel impossible or magical, but in which nothing is being hidden or misdirected, prompting the viewer to a deeper relationship with their own perception.” For the Great Hall, Jonquil has created mirrored objects through which light is refracted and reflected into complex forms.
Jonquil received a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. He has exhibited at venues including the Floodlight Foundation Residency and Art India in Delhi; the Bass Museum, Miami; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville; De La Cruz Collection, Miami; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson; Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Oregon; and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami. His work is represented by Emerson Dorsch.
The Contemporaries was formed to build engagement among contemporary art enthusiasts with the Museum of Fine Arts’ diverse programming, with a focus on supporting contemporary artists and exhibitions throughout the Tampa Bay area. The educational meets the social at The Contemporaries’ events, which include visits to artists’ studios and collectors’ homes; trips to contemporary institutions; and fundraising events.
Bites and beverages will be provided; space is limited. All proceeds go to contemporary acquisitions and programming at the Museum of Fine Arts.
$30 for members of The Contemporaries
$40 for non-members of The Contemporaries
Image: Artist with Glass House, 2016