SHIFT: Felecia Chizuko Carlisle + Jeroen Nelemans

SHIFT
FELECIA CHIZUKO CARLISLE + JEROEN NELEMANS
October 10 – November 14, 2015
Reception: Saturday, October 10, 3 – 6pm
Curated by Karen Azarnia

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left: Felecia Chizuko Carlisle, Variations on a Theme, 2015, Video projection still, Dimensions variable
right: Jeroen Nelemans, Homage to the Cube, 2014, Custom made light box, polarizing filters, cellophane, 9” x 9” x 1”

RAC is pleased to present a two-person exhibition featuring Felecia Chizuko Carlisle and Jeroen Nelemans.  Miami-based artist Carlisle will present a single-channel video projection entitled Variations on a Theme, along with works from Chicago-based artist Neleman’s ongoing light box series Homage to the Cube.  Engaging art historical references, Nelemans looks to Josef Albers and Carlisle culls from Performing Space by Ilke De Vries and Barbara Kasten’s Constructs series.  Deconstructing contemporary digital media, both artists mine formal elements of light, geometry, and color with mesmerizing results, to challenge notions of perception and the act of looking.

About the Artists
Felecia Chizuko Carlisle, a native Floridian, has lived and worked in Miami, FL since 2009. She received her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute New Genres department in 2006. She is an artist and museum educator. Her projects cross the disciplines of performance, installation, sound, sculpture, photography, video and public works. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include USF Contemporary Art Museum(Tampa, FL), Locust Projects (Miami, FL), Vizcaya Museum and Gardens(Miami, FL), Riverside Arts Center(Chicago,IL) and Fountainhead Residency(Miami, FL). She is represented by Emerson Dorsch where she has had two solo exhibitions. In 2015 she was awarded a Wavemaker Grant via Andy Warhol Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant and a commission from Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places.

Jeroen Nelemans (1974) was born in the Netherlands and currently resides in Chicago. Some of his recent shows include the Mission gallery in Chicago, Aspect/Ratio gallery in Chicago, the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Space in Miami, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Greece, Elmhurst Art Museum in Illinois, the Nice&Fit gallery in Berlin and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids.

His work has also been screened at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, the Banff Center in Canada, Gallery 400 in Chicago, as well as the Werkleitz Centre for Media Art, Halle, Germany, the Magmart International VideoArt Festival in Napoli, the Dublin Electronic Arts Festival in Ireland and the Kortfilm festival in Copenhagen as well as the 25th Festival Les Instant Video in Marseille France.  Nelemans received a Full Merit Scholarship from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and finished his MFA in 2007. He was a resident at the Jentel residency, Vermont Studio Center.