Residency Period: 2011
Brookhart Jonquil works with a wide range of materials, transforming banal objects and architectural situations into uncanny perceptual experiences. While his sculptures and installations are certainly tangible, they constantly dialog with the virtual and formless. Jonquil employs reflective surfaces to open up new perceptual spaces within architecture, and solid forms to visually collapse physical spaces. Mirrors, glass, digital photographs, and everyday objects have qualities that he uses to probe the relationship between the physical and the immaterial, creating disquieting situations in which a space, or an object, or a moment in time, seems to contradict its own existence.
Brookhart Jonquil was born in Santa Cruz, CA, in 1984. He has lived in Portland, Tucson, and, most recently, Chicago, where he received his MFA in 2010 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, with recent solo shows in Chicago, Saint Louis, Miami, and Los Angeles.