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Tyler Emerson-Dorsch, Gallerist

Tyler Emerson-Dorsch, Gallerist




Introduction to Tyler Emerson-Dorsch. 3:35 min.  Interview:  Raymond Elman. Photograph: Felipe Cuevas.  Editing & Production:  Mayelin Jimenez. Recorded via Zoom: 9/10/2020, Big Sky, Montana.

 

TYLER EMERSON-DORSCH is an art gallerist. Her husband, Brook Dorsch, founded Dorsch Gallery in the early 1990s to exhibit Miami-based artists. Tyler Emerson-Dorsch joined the gallery in 2008.  She earned a masters degree from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

Emerson Dorsch Gallery is a contemporary art gallery with two complementary roles: represent a core group of select South Florida-based artists,  and represent emerging to late-career artists. The gallery moved from Wynwood to Little Haiti in 2018.

 

The videos below were recorded via Zoom, are organized by topic and run between 30 seconds and 4 minutes. Click on any video. You must be connected to the Internet to view the videos.

 

 

EXPOSURE TO BROAD INFLUENCES: 2:34 min.





Where did you grow up, and what’s your earliest memory of art of any discipline?.

 

EXPOSURE TO BROAD INFLUENCES: 1:28 min.





In the 1980s, I made large scale (5 x 6 ft.) semi-abstract paintings based on masks of various indigenous peoples, most especially the Kwakiutls of the Northwest Coast. Were the Kwakiutls represented in your mother’s art gallery?

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION: 2:55 min.





It sounds like your family had a significant awareness of art.

 

VALUES FIRST-RATE EDUCATION: 1:20 min.





It’s extraordinary what a reckoning we’re having in 2020. There is so much history of oppressed Americans that most people don’t know.

 

COMMUNITY VALUES: 2:17 min.





As a Miami gallerist, you must be more sensitive than most people to the variations in art created by artists who are from the various countries of Central and South America.

 

VALUES FIRST-RATE EDUCATION: 2:39 min.





Where did you go to school, and what did you learn that still informs you today?

 

EXPOSURE TO BROAD INFLUENCES: 1:01 min.





There are some extraordinary women — like Suzanne Delehanty, Bonnie Clearwater, Carol Damian, Jill Deupi, Jordana Pomeroy — who have led museums in South Florida.

 

CRITICAL THINKING: 2:03 min.





Most professions don’t provide a level playing field for women, but in South Florida, all of the major museums except for PAMM and many of the galleries, are led by women. Are the fine arts more gender neutral?

 

CRITICAL THINKING: 2:43 min.





In an Inspicio interview with Lowe Art Museum director Jill Deupi, she explained the concept of the “imposter syndrome.” How much does that syndrome resonate with you?

 

SEIZES OPPORTUNITIES: 1:38 min.





How did you get started in the arts in Miami?

 

OVERCOMES CHALLENGES TO SUCCEED: 0:55 sec.





What were your biggest challenges before the pandemic?

 

UNDERSTANDS THE BUSINESS OF ART: 2:15 min.





What are the challenges of cultivating art collectors?

 

CRITICAL THINKING: 0:43 sec.





It’s said that there are plenty of people in Miami who can afford to buy art, but they don’t. Is that true?

 

UNDERSTANDS THE AUDIENCE’S PERSPECTIVE: 2:00 min.





What are your plans for staying engaged with your audience during the Covid 19 pandemic?

 

OPEN TO CHANGE, FLEXIBILITY: 0:37 sec.





Is your gallery open at the moment?

 

UNDERSTANDS THE AUDIENCE’S PERSPECTIVE: 0:45 sec.





The large, open, uncrowded spaces of your gallery are certainly a lot safer than going to Publix or Costco.

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION: 3:47 min.





What is your favorite movie?