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Emerson Dorsch Brings a Piece of the Caribbean to Detroit

BECAUSE THE DAWN BREAKS
April 6 – July 6, 2018

Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, 1st floor
at Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

curated by Felecia Chizuko Carlisle and Tyler Emerson-Dorsch

Artists:
Alliance of the Southern Triangle (A.S.T.), Kevin Arrow, Rafael Vargas-Bernard, Adalberto Delgado, Tameka Norris, Michelle Lisa Polissaint, Poncili Creacion, Jamilah Sabur, Onajide Shabaka, Mette Tommerup

From a neighborhood in Miami called Little Haiti, memories of life in the Caribbean and of the ghosts of this nation’s past blur together, like a heat mirage. Through this haze, the artists in this group exhibition build new paradigms, “because,” as Merle Collins wrote, “temples built/ to honour myths/ must crumble/ as the dawn breaks.”

Opening reception includes readings and sound performances throughout the evening, Friday, April 6, 5-8pm.

Image above:
Crystal Angeline Spratt with Mette Tommerup's Double Pink, 2018

More about the exhibition:

BECAUSE THE DAWN BREAKS brings fourteen international artists to Detroit via Miami, FL, New Orleans, LA, San Juan, PR, NYC and London.  Each artist contributes a unique response to themes such as home, safety, place and resilience. 

About the curators:

Tyler-Emerson Dorsch is director and partner at Emerson Dorsch, a Miami-based gallery founded in 1991 by Brook Dorsch. Tyler received an MA from CCS Bard and has held positions at Fredric Snitzer Gallery and Pérez Art Museum Miami. Emerson-Dorsch currently serves on the board for Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE).

Felecia Chizuko Carlisle is a Miami-based artist and has been represented by Emerson Dorsch since 2010. Her solo exhibition, FOREVER AND A DAY, is concurrently on view on the 2nd floor of Elaine L. Jacob Gallery.

Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, WSU
480 W. Hancock St., Detroit, MI 48202
Phone 313-993-7813
Tuesday - Thursday, 10am - 6pm; Friday, 10am - 7pm