Who am I: Hi my name is Lisette Morel and I am an artist, a wife, a mom and a teacher.There is always so much to do that at times the art making process is interfered with and the space to make it is limited. But all of that has changed, at least for a moment. I have been awarded an art residency at the Soho20 Chelsea gallery in New York, NY. To be awarded this residency is incredible, it is a free but short time of quiet large studio space where I can work large, embark on new territories of performance art, explore the idea of time based projects, collaborate with artists and with the public. There is so much I want to accomplish in such a short time. And I know that I can, with you on my side.
Project: My goal is to complete large paintings, large temporary wall installations,( temporary because at the end of the residency I must vacate the space, and I am intrigued with what once existed and the residue left behind, that and the emotions and physicality I experience when repeatedly marking a surface). I will also engage in open studio sessions, take on new art making experiences like collaborations with the public and with international artist/designer Ayana Evans of Yana handbags where we will be creating public art exploring the ritual embedded in the act of repetition. New for me to also explore is the notion of documenting my personal space and relation to the wall as I scuff it up, altering its appearance while recording my physical presence in time.
What the funding is for: Instead of just thinking about this project, I have the small window of an opportunity to make it possible but only if you back me up. Because this is a free studio space I need funds for crucial necessities like proper and constant image and video documentation for the continuous altered wall installations and so that the performances, both with Ayana Evans and of myself as I mark and erase my large walls, are recorded and presented for viewing. I need Quality large canvass/linens and numerous large papers and velvety charcoals, pastels and paints. Travel and business tools like printed images and website management must also be covered. It is time to get to work and I am ready.
Rewards and Experiences: I am not asking for hand outs. You, my backer will receive special rewards and experiences. Take a look and remember that kickstarter is all or nothing so if we don't meet my goal then I can not pursue nor document all of my ideas and new explorations to the fullest and you will not be able to enjoy any of the incredible rewards and experiences. Every little bit helps. Also, please spread the word about my project to your family and friends. I will keep you posted about my art in residence at Soho20 Chelsea gallery and I appreciate you and your time and support. Extra funding will go to the continuation of making my work, exploring performance pieces and pushing the boundaries of painting and drawing. Thank you very much. Best always, Lisette Morel
While at Residency:
- (30 days)