Felecia Chizuko Carlisle

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Organic Geometries   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Julie Davidow at Diana Lowenstein Gallery February 11th, 2012 - April 7th, 2012
Posted 2/26/12
Julie Davidow is no stranger to ArtSlant. In 2009 she was the Grand Prize winner of the Golden Frame/Showcase Series (now officially known as the ArtSlant Prize). She won $5000 cash and a show at the Fountain Art Fair in NYC. “Architectonics,” her new solo exhibition that just opened at Diana Lowenstein Gallery, reflects her signature style – a juxtaposition of measurable geometries and organic lines on flat surfaces.  The title of the show refers to her deep interest in the formalism of... [more]
I Repeat   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Marcel Duchamp at Miami Art Museum November 17th, 2011 - April 29th, 2012
Posted 1/30/12
Many of us think we know a thing or two about Marcel Duchamp. We have been studying his experiments for over a century and his work continues to influence artistic practice and critical inquiry. Currently on view at Miami Art Museum is a rare opportunity to get to know Duchamp more intimately. Rene Morales, Associate Curator at MAM, put together a generous display that takes a closer look at Duchamp’s editions, a body of work that remains a controversial and absorbing topic.For the Focus... [more]
Le Baron   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Sergine ANDRÉ, Élodie BARTHÉLemy, Mario Benjamin, Jean-Hérald CELEUR, Maksaens DENIS, Edouard Duval-Carrié, André EUGÈNE, FRANKÉTIENNE, Guyodo, Sébastien JEAN, KILLY, Tessa MARS, Pascale MONNIN, PASKÖ, Barbara PRÉZEAU, Michelange QUAY, Roberto STEPHENSON, Hervé Télémaque at Little Haiti Cultural Center December 1st, 2011 - January 31st, 2012
Posted 1/15/12
For practitioners of Haitian Vodou, death is embodied in art and ritual through the character of Baron Samedi. In "Global Caribbean III, Haiti Kingdom of this World" at Little Haiti Cultural Center, the boogeyman can be found wrestling with many contemporary Haitian artists. Even though 80% of Haitians are Roman Catholic, most of them have strong ties to Vodou and its pantheon, and some would deny any conflict between the two. Vodou is at the root of Haiti’s historical and cultural identity,... [more]
This House Is BlessedHannes Bend, Marc Bijl, Trong NguyenFountainhead5500 NE 7th AvenueMiami, FL 33137December 14, 2011  Kathryn and Dan Mikesell, local collectors and founders of the Fountainhead Residency, can always be counted on when it comes to supporting artists. They also know how to throw really great parties. Recently, they purchased the site of their new dream home, and they could not resist the urge to put the old house to good use before they tear it down. Clifton Childree, a local... [more]
A Local's Art Basel Over the past few years of Art Basel Miami Beach I have had a myriad of contrasting and exciting experiences. Somewhere between $20 glasses of champagne and coke parties inside bread trucks disguised as art galleries, I have seen some good art, a lot of bad art and possibly everything in-between. The problem is that every year I feel pressured to see everything, and every year there is so much more to see. There comes a point of overload and exhaustion that I simply did... [more]
After Image   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Clifford Owens at Nina Johnson November 19th, 2011 - December 22nd, 2011
Posted 11/27/11
Gallery Diet is a large space, painted from floor to ceiling in stark white, uncannily resembling the traditional “white box” used in photography studios to create neutral environments that are evenly lit. These environments are especially useful for documenting art objects, where it is insinuated that the art stands unaffected by context. Historically, the contention would be that this is simply a farce and that there is no such thing as a neutral space. Every space has meaning. Clifford... [more]
Made in Detroit   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Richard Haley at BFI November 12th, 2011 - January 14th, 2012
Posted 11/13/11
Richard Haley was born in Sacramento, California and studied art at UC Davis. It is no accident that when he moved to Detroit, he brought with him a little bit of the West Coast vibe. His solo show, “Mary, Richard, Clouds and Dirt” at Bas Fisher Invitational is a solid mixture of romance, poetry, humor and intellect. This collection of photographs, videos, objects and drawings serves as residue of performance and imaginative play within the landscape, all of which reflect a sincere loyalty to... [more]
FIRE AND RAIN   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Posted 10/30/11
Magdalena Fernández: 2iPM009Humberto Calzada: The Fire Next Time Frost Art MuseumOctober 12, 2011 – January 8, 2012 The two concurrent solo exhibitions at the Frost Art Museum set up a complex dichotomy of forms and concepts. Magdalena Fernández presents a high-tech sound and video installation, entitled 2iPM009, and the two adjoining rooms contain numerous traditional paintings by Humberto Calzada, a body of work called The Fire Next Time. The contrasting mediums, subjects and styles are... [more]
Working for Abstraction   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Tom Schmitt, Odalis Valdivieso, Kerry Ware at Bridge Red Studios September 23rd, 2011 - October 23rd, 2011
Posted 10/16/11
Bridge Red Studios is an artist run gallery and workspace located in North Miami. The exhibitions are organized and conceived by the father/daughter team of Robert and Kristen Thiele. The current exhibition entitled “SET” is a 3-person show that includes local artists Tom Schmitt, Odalis Valdivieso and Kerry Ware. The title is intentionally ambiguous, and carries multiple associations - existing both as a noun and a verb. The artworks reflect this duality of passivity and activity. As a whole,... [more]
Three Sizes at Once   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
David Rohn at carol jazzar contemporary art September 23rd, 2011 - October 30th, 2011
Posted 10/2/11
is an interesting break from David Rohn’s past appearances as an iconic saint or an archetypal caricature derived from culturally specific and psychological phenomena. His third solo exhibition at Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art relates less to social mores and gender bending. Instead, it conjures an essential dialogue around the body, perception, surveillance and spatiality. The piece is an ambitious architectural installation consisting of three built environments. The largest, Jazzar’s... [more]
The Uncanny Everyday   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Rivane Neuenschwander at Miami Art Museum July 17th, 2011 - October 16th, 2011
Posted 9/18/11
Rivane Neuenschwander’s solo exhibition, “A Day Like Any Other” at the Miami Art Museum is an inspiration. The show includes works from the last eleven years that transform the museum’s vacuous spaces into one expansive universe full of adventure and surprise. Her well-traveled installation, , provides a momentous occasion to share an intimate desire with an unknown stranger. It was a cathartic experience for me as I carefully chose one strand from thousands of colored ribbons that were... [more]
Through the Cuban Looking Glass   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Sandra Ramos at Dot Fiftyone Gallery August 12th, 2011 - September 6th, 2011
Posted 9/4/11
Sandra Ramos is a Cuban artist whose current solo exhibition at Dot Fiftyone is an autobiographical journey from Havana to Miami. Her idiosyncratic forms suggest peril and anguish felt by many like her, caught adrift in a sea of between-ness and conflict. Told in storybook fashion and borrowing from the iconography of , Ramos’ plight is common to those that live a split existence, caught floating in the ocean that divides communism from capitalism, the politics of which are subverted by a... [more]
Caring through the Lens   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Margaret Bourke-White, Alfred Eisenstadt, Gordon Parks, W. Eugene Smith at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale June 2nd, 2011 - September 25th, 2011
Posted 8/28/11
When I look at photography, I am often so convinced by the reality of an image that I forget about the person between the subject and viewer.  That is, the photographer. “The Art of Caring,” at the Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, is an exhibition that functions as a subtle reminder of the intimate relationships formed through the act and practice of photographing. The camera is not merely an objective, mechanical form of representation. On the contrary, it is a prosthetic instrument, an... [more]
Split, with two other local artists, Nick Klein and Andrea Ollarvide. Even more exciting was the sense of nostalgia that washed over me as I arrived at the General Practice space, recalling house parties of my youth. I entered through the kitchen, grabbing a beer out of the fridge on my way and realized that the kitchen had been transformed into a video installation by Moira Holohan; the room adjacent was filled with her sculptures, and each room beyond was something totally unexpected.... [more]
Artsy Bees and a Sexy Platypus   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Jimmy Fike, Nancy Friedemann, Juan Griego, Courtney Johnson, Cal Lane, Holly Lynton, Carsten Meier, Mark Messersmith, Enrique Gomez De Molina, Carol Prusa, Karen Rifas, GINA RUGGERI, justine smith, Lisa Switalski, Alex Trimino, Joe Walters, Valeria Yamamoto at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery June 11th, 2011 - August 31st, 2011
Posted 8/14/11
“Greenhouse” at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery is a loose survey of contemporary artworks that envision and interpret nature. The term “greenhouse” itself has become so loaded that I felt destined to enter an overly didactic, politically driven, eco-friendly drag of a summer group show. I was unprepared for the open-ended imaginings, to my mistaken delight.  I was drawn immediately to Gina Ruggari's painting of a cloud on a cloud-shaped cutout suspended on a silvery wall panel, then encountered the... [more]
The New East West   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Ma Baozhong, Zhong Biao, The Luo Brothers, Zhang Hongtu, Shen Jingdong, Cai Lei, Shi Liang, Sun Ping, Cang Xin, Tang Zhigang at The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum May 25th, 2011 - September 11th, 2011
Posted 8/7/11
Since the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, China has undergone incomprehensible change on every level, from politics and economics to aesthetics. In 1979, the US established diplomatic relations with China.  That same year, Chinese artists were freed from the mandates of the Cultural Revolution, and nearly two decades after, many of us were introduced to contemporary Chinese art by the landmark New York/San Francisco exhibition Inside Out: New Chinese Art. I could not suppress the memory of my own... [more]
Making a leap….Ryan Trecartin and Marshall McLuhan   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Ryan Trecartin at Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA NOMI) June 30th, 2011 - October 30th, 2011
Posted 7/31/11
  --Marshall McLuhan In June, Ryan Trecartin’s exhibition, “Any Ever,” opened concurrently at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City and the Museum of Contemporary Art, in North Miami. In July, Marshall McLuhan’s centenary birthday sparked an exciting re-mix of contemplation and criticism all over the net, exploring themes that are not far away from those found in “Any Ever,” such as time, place, and identity. Whether accident of nature or curatorial strategy, from this positioning of events emerges a... [more]
Facing the Void   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Magnús Sigurdarson at Dimensions Variable July 16th, 2011 - August 27th, 2011
Posted 7/24/11
I am constantly thinking about being in a recessive economy and how my art practice will survive through it. I am profoundly amazed at the consistency in finding myself pushing the same Sisyphean rock over and over again. But, I have to ask myself what else to do with the rock. I could try throwing it over the hill with a giant slingshot, instead? The work of Magnus Sigurdarson at Dimensions Variable asks a similar question about how artists break the logic of always climbing that hill.... [more]
6th Street Container, DIY art space in Little Havana   Felecia Chizuko Carlisle: Tell me a little about your background, your work, and your history running art spaces. Adalberto Delgado: I am an artist/filmmaker, graduated with a BA from the University of South Florida in Tampa, where I specialized in experimental film and photography.  I have been creating installation work since the late 70's (they were called environments), using film, sound and other mediums.  I did my first major... [more]
Tickled at Gallery Diet   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Bhakti Baxter, Abner Benaim, Alfredo Ceibal, Buró de Intervenciones Públicas, DETEXT, Juan Pablo Echeverri, Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, Hulda Guzmán, Jonathan Harker, Byron Mármol, Yoshua Okón, Fabi Pina, Rita Indiana & Los Misterios + Noelia Quintero, Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, Silverio, Carla Verea, Carlos Woods at Nina Johnson May 20th, 2011 - July 23rd, 2011
Posted 6/12/11
I have never laughed in an art show as hard as I did when I walked into “Mayami Son Machín” at Gallery Diet, where comedy and satire function as a vehicle for exploring gender, sexuality, language and cultural politics. This show has everything going for it, including an amazingly acute and observant sense of humor, an awareness of social and cultural tropes specific to Miami and Latin America, daring displays of narcissism, and lots and LOTS of sex. The exhibition was organized by... [more]
Emptiness and Luminosity Converge   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Felecia Chizuko Carlisle at Emerson Dorsch February 11th, 2011 - March 26th, 2011
Posted 2/13/11
I Saw Three Cities, Felecia Chizuko Carlisle’s solo exhibition at Dorsch Gallery, takes its title and leitmotifs from a painting by early 20th century surrealist Kay Sage. In the painting, the pictorial space is partially framed by a wrapped and windblown length of canvas resembling a massive figure with an outstretched arm. Triangular walls recede into the arid, indeterminate distance casting stark shadows on ambiguous architectural forms. By manipulating light and shadow, Carlisle translates... [more]
MAM Takes a Shot of Its City   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
María José Arjona, Kevin Arrow, Beings, Jacuzzi Boys, Jenny Brillhart, Talking Head Transmitters (Amalia Caputo, Felecia Chizuko Carlisle, Oscar Fuentes & the Gipsy Catz, Guerra de la Paz, Poem Depot, Jim Drain, Viking Funeral, Lynne Golob Gelfman, Michael Genovese, Jacin Giordano, Adler Guerrier, Don Lambert, Gustavo Matamoros, Ana Mendez (with Aja Albertson & Richard Vergez), Beatriz Monteavaro, Frozen Music, Peggy Nolan, Flash orchestra, Gean Moreno/Ernesto Oroza, Fabian Peña, Christina Pettersson, Vickie Pierre, Bert Rodriguez, Christopher Stetser, Robert Thiele, Mette Tommerup, Humberto Torres, Talking Head Transmitters, Frances Trombly, Tatiana Vahan, Odalis Valdivieso, Marcos Valella, Eugenia Vargas), Michael Vasquez, Michelle Weinberg at Miami Art Museum July 18th, 2010 - October 17th, 2010
Posted 7/24/10
          Sweat, high heels, dried dead bugs, alcohol (but a shortage of cups), and a heck of a lot of people coming out to support the Miami Art Museum and some 35 local artists in This pretty much sums up my first opening preview party at MAM.Curated by MAM’s Peter Boswell, assistant director for special programs/senior curator and René Morales, associate curator, New Work Miami 2010 brings together examples of work being done by Miami artists today.  In the tabloid accompanying the... [more]