Dorsch Gallery invites you to a discussion between Felecia Chizuko Carlisle, Elisabeth Condon and Michelle Weinberg as they touch on the common threads and intersections occurring between their current solo exhibitions, as well as the motifs and philosophies behind their own work.
May 29th, 6:30 pm
Currently on view:
Felecia Chizuko Carlisle: Façade
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.
Michelle Weinberg: The Pretend Dimension
“Today decoration epitomizes this transformation of object into system. The world has been remade into sign, into decor. That is to say, that decor lies at the crux of the dizzying traffic between industrial processes and digital codes, between the production of tangible goods and streams of information.”
-Michelle Kuo, “Pattern Recognition” in The New Decor by Hal Foster, Michelle Kuo, Kirsty Bell and Ralph Rugoff
Elisabeth Condon: Walk with Me
For Elisabeth Condon landscape is a site of political resistance following the literati tradition, Chinese intellectuals who maintained cultural practice and philosophical exchange for centuries despite pressures by each successive dynasty to cease. One must assert the freedom to move through space at will, in representation as in life.
exhibitions on view thru June 9, 2012