Fellows’ Exhibition: Oscar Morel
“Toca Mano”

Opening:  Friday, February 23, 2024 from 5 to 8 PM

On View: February 23 – March 4, 2024

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Oscar Morel, De dos a once de la noche

From a young age, Oscar Morel exhibited an interest in feeling, touch, and texture. “My mom used to call me Toca Mano — her nickname for ‘touchy’ — because whenever I would walk, I’d touch walls or play with plants and get allergic reactions,” he says.

Morel, one of this winter’s visual arts fellows at Provincetown’s Fine Arts Work Center, sits on a black stool in his studio. The eight tables surrounding him are piled high with fabric, dried oil paint, canvas, fleece blankets, markers, pastels, respirator masks, and old National Geographic magazines.

Morel grew up in the Bronx. His figurative collages construct narratives of surreal, iconographic scenes of the Afro-Caribbean experience unfolding in urban landscapes. His work is often based on intimate moments of daily life on public display in New York City.

Read more about Oscar Morel in “The Intimacy of the Everyday” by Pat Kearns at The Provincetown Independent

Please note: The gallery is available to visit from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Please visit the administrative offices to be shown to the gallery.


Oscar Morel is a figurative collage artist from the Bronx who constructs narratives of the afro surreal—iconographic scenes of the afro Caribbean experience unfolding in the landscape of urban living. He has received residencies such as the Studios at MassMOCA, MacDowell Colony, and The Arrowmont Penticulum. Morel earned his MFA from Boston University and his BA at DePauw University.


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