Wednesday, November 20, 2013

'Unique contribution' to FAU campus - posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

Felecia Chizuko Carlisle's "Ee-glee's gate" was created specifically for the Schmidt Center Gallery 
Public Space at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. (Photo by Jonathan D. Marcus)

'Unique contribution' to FAU campus

A provocative new art installation in Boca Raton creatively blends a bold, architecturally inspired design with the subtleties of light and shadow.
Miami-based artist Felecia Chizuko Carlisle's "Ee-glee's gate" occupies a portion of the Schmidt Center Gallery Public Space at Florida Atlantic University's Performing Arts Building.

The work is the first offering of the "southXeast: Contemporary Southeastern Art" show. The complete exhibit will be displayed at the school's University Galleries early next year.

"It's definitely a unique contribution," said Rod Faulds, University Galleries' director and "southXeast" co-curator. "Like any art, you might not get it the first time you see it. You need to immerse yourself in it."

The piece has dozens of white-painted wooden slabs that span between two corridor walls like a suspended castle or cathedral. This frame, which was inspired by the architectural and mathematical concepts of Gothic cathedrals, contains four projectors that each cast images of 16 tracings on both walls. The images make use of light and shadow, which transition into different geometric patterns over time.

"I just want the people who use this space on a regular basis to have a different experience of it," Carlisle said. 

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