Felecia Chizuko Carlisle opens solo exhibition FOREVER AND A DAY in Detroit

Felecia Chizuko Carlisle
April 6 – July 6, 2018

Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, 2nd floor
at Wayne State University
Detroit, MI


FOREVER AND A DAY, a line chosen from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, The Children’s Hour, is a solo exhibition of new works by Felecia Chizuko Carlisle from Miami, FL. The phrase has double meaning in this context as both a promise of protection, and a symbol of faith in eternal comfort for children that have been lost to terrible violence.

Through careful and poetic intervention, Carlisle awakens the senses with sound, action, reflection and light to create an enigmatic space where empathy may exist. 

Carlisle co-curated the concurrent exhibition on the 1st floor gallery, BECAUSE THE DAWN BREAKS, with Tyler Emerson-Dorsch.

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

Image above:

not to be silenced with Hannah Rittmueller, 2018
wood, glass mirror, contact microphone, guitar amp
dimensions variable

More about the artist:

Felecia Chizuko Carlisle, a native Floridian, has lived and worked in Miami, FL since 2009. She holds an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute New Genres program. Carlisle works across media including performance, installation, sound, sculpture, photography, and video within a wide variety of contexts including nightclubs, gardens, bathrooms, empty lots and fire stations; as well as, museums, commercial galleries and non-profit art spaces. Recent exhibitions include Frost Art Museum (Miami,FL), USF Contemporary Art Museum (Tampa, FL), Locust Projects (Miami, FL), Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (Miami, FL), Riverside Art Center (Chicago, IL) and Fountainhead Residency (Miami, FL). Her work is represented by Emerson Dorsch where she had her third solo exhibition in 2017, Radio Silence.


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