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.
Facade, 2012, installation shot
Quiet Fugue, 2012, mirrored acrylic sheet, MDF, slide projector, slide
Accidental, 2012, mirrored acrylic sheet, MDF
Half Rest, 2012, mirrored acrylic sheet, MDF
Beam, 2012, mirrored acrylic sheet, MDF