Felecia Chizuko Carlisle: Facade

May 11, 2012 - June 9, 2012

Opening reception May 11, 2012, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Dorsch Gallery is pleased to present a Facade, a solo exhibition by Felecia Chizuko Carlisle

Skyscrapers are an invasive architecture. They are built with little regard for indigenous or local histories. They began as solutions for urban housing in a small footprint, and were revolutionized with the inventions of the elevator and air conditioning. Clusters of modernist skyscrapers, incredibly tall, glass and steel buildings, became dominant features of urban skylines around the world. Twentieth century expressions of alienation often occur with the cold edifices as symbols of impenetrability. If living or working inside one of these buildings, their superficiality can fade, into individual experiences of partitioned space. Carlisle lives and works on a small organic farm in Miami's Little River, an inner city neighborhood adjacent to Little Haiti and a warehouse district. Her studio is in another warehouse district, Wynwood.

From her perspective, she is always a street-level observe of skyscrapers.

For the entire essay, click here.

Click here for Carlisle's artist page.

Felecia Chizuko Carlisle

Facade, 2012, installation shot

Felecia Chizuko Carlisle

Quiet Fugue, 2012, mirrored acrylic sheet, MDF, slide projector, slide

Felecia Chizuko Carlisle

Accidental, 2012, mirrored acrylic sheet, MDF

Felecia Chizuko Carlisle

Half Rest, 2012, mirrored acrylic sheet, MDF

Felecia Chizuko Carlisle

Beam, 2012, mirrored acrylic sheet, MDF