“Skiptracing” comprises multiple recent wall-bound and hanging weavings by Noël Morical. Exhausting the material capacity of paracord, Morical uses the knotting technique of macramé to make intricate nets that tense, coil, and tuft in colorful effervescence. With meditative movement, Noël Morical chases the thread, directing its course and allowing it to grow into an expansive mass, a practice that also embodies the inner-feelings and emotions of the artist. Vibrant and lithe, the hangings possess distinct identities that automatically alter the environment they are in. In contrast to its storied history within craft practice, Morical’s macramé constructions gesture toward a wild and futuristic sensibility. “Skiptracing” is a lavish gathering of the artist’s distinctive approach to weaving, one that vacillates between mechanics and sentiment.
Curated by Sharmyn Cruz Rivera
Noël Morical (American, b. 1989) lives and works in Chicago, IL. She received her B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. Recent solo exhibitions include High Swoon at Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago and at the Fiberspace Gallery in Stockholm. Group and two-person exhibitions include SLOW Gallery, Chicago; Weinberg-Newton Gallery, Chicago; 99¢ Plus Gallery, Brooklyn; Athen B. Gallery, Oakland; Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago; LVL3, Chicago.