Exhibitions: FOREVER AND A DAY and BECAUSE THE DAWN BREAKS
Dates: April 6 through July 6, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 5 - 8PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10AM - 6PM;
Fridays 10AM - 7PM
Summer Hours: Tuesdays through Fridays, 12PM-5PM (starting May 1st)
The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, is pleased to present FOREVER AND A DAY and BECAUSE THE DAWN BREAKS, April 6 through July 6, 2018. The opening reception will be held on Friday, April 6, 5-8PM, with sound performances throughout the evening.
FOREVER AND A DAY
Felecia Chizuko Carlisle
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.
BECAUSE THE DAWN BREAKS
Curated by Felecia Chizuko Carlisle and Tyler Emerson-Dorsch
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.”
BECAUSE THE DAWN BREAKS features works by the following artists: Alliance of the Southern Triangle (A.S.T.), Kevin Arrow, Rafael Vargas-Bernard, Adalberto Delgado, Tameka Norris, Michelle Lisa Polissaint, Poncili Creación, Jamilah Sabur, Onajide Shabaka, and Mette Tommerup.
The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History is a division of Wayne State’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, educating the next generation of visual artists, designers and art historians. Wayne State University, located in the heart of Detroit’s midtown cultural center, is a premier urban research university offering more than 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to more than 28,000 students.