Places You Aren’t Supposed To Go: (don’t play me) Do We Still Call It Abstract Art?
Lisette Morel, a Rutgers Newark alumni, will have her solo show at Gallery Aferro Opening Night April 7th at 7pm Curated by Ayana Evans. Morel's work is layered with not just tradition abstract expressionism but also matriarchal abstraction that uses mop heads to make aggressive marks and holds scratches in the same high esteem as the nuanced relationship of matte black or semi gloss black to lush brush strokes of a muted brown. As an artist of color, it is not lost on Morel that her work would be more "commercial" if she spoke to her heritage directly and didn't cloak her feminism in abstraction. Yet, the freedom of limits that abstraction offers is where Lisette Morel wants the viewers eyes to wonder. -through her darkness where paint marks territory and erasure with definite marks.