Carlee Fernandez

Arranging Family
February 15 - March 15, 2014
ACME. is pleased to present "Arranging Family," a solo exhibition of new work by Los Angeles based artist Carlee Fernandez. The show features three large-scale photographs and three sculptural works that intimately reflect on the artist's immediate family and lineage. Two of the large-scale photographs depict the artist, her husband, and their two sons. The third photograph depicts one of the artist's hands alongside one of her father's hands. Included in the exhibition is a hugely over-scale, spiral-bound calendar with the artist's family members' birthdays inscribed, and a larger-than-life cast bronze baptismal cup with the artist's family genealogy etched on the cup's surface. Also included in the show is a hand-made dress with images of eyes belonging to the artist's family sewn to the fabric. The eyes reflect the DNA patterns that occur across multi-generational lines. Fernandez's work has always been autobiographical, and in this new body of work, she offers us a revealing glimpse into her current life – the family she's made with her husband, and how it fits into her overall family history.

Carlee Fernandez (b. 1973) received her MFA from Claremont Graduate University. Upcoming exhibitions include the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Nevada Museum of Art. Recent exhibitions include ACME., Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Orange County Museum of Art. Fernandez's work is included in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS and the San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA. She is the recipient of the California Community Foundation Fellowship in 2008 and the Fullbright Fellowship in 2000.