FOREVER AND A DAY and BECAUSE THE DAWN BREAKS

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. An opening reception will be held 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
Group Exhibition
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 Pollisiant, Poncili Creacion, Jamilah Sabur, Onajide Shabaka, and Mette Tommerup.

Exhibition details:
FOREVER AND A DAY and BECAUSE THE DAWN BREAKS
Dates: April 6 through July 6, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 5 - 8 p.m.
Contact: tpyrzewski@wayne.edu 

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