Published in Panhandler Issue 6
Felecia Chizuko Carlisle, a native Floridian, received her MFA in 2006 from the New Genres department at San Francisco Art Institute. She has explored a variety of contexts for her work including television, nightclubs, national and international galleries, museums and public spaces. In 2010, her work was included in New Work at Miami Art Museum and, in 2011, she had her first solo show at Dorsch Gallery where she is represented. Upcoming shows include “In Residence” from June 4th through August 4th, 2012 at Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida and Dorsch Gallery in May of 2012. Her work draws from multiple disciplines and often combines architectural motifs, light, audio, still and moving image. Carlisle currently maintains a studio in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami, FL, and writes regularly for ArtSlant Miami. feleciacarlisle.com
Artist’s Statement: I Saw Three Cities
This exhibition takes the long view on artistic vision as cross generational, addressing notions of the future and the present as ambiguous constructs while exploring ideas of efficiency, efficacy, and material symbolism. Disparate elements are placed together to build meta-narratives about power, value and time. I Saw Three Cities balances a sense of optimism for the future with the apparent realities of failed utopian and modernist dreams.