Rebecca Morris never wanted a conventional survey show, with its chronological march through 21 years of output. So she opted for something else entirely. “Rebecca Morris: 2001-2022,” which opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago on Sep. 30, is a loping narrative of color, blobs, zigzags, metallic spray paint impasto, and Morris’s signature lobster claw motif.
Painter Rebecca Morris Wasn’t Interested in Having a Traditional Survey Exhibition—So She Did Something a Lot More Interesting
With Rebecca Morris’s traveling survey opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago this week and her new solo show at Bortolami Gallery, New York Contributing Arts Editor Jacoba Urist reflects on the painter’s tour de force.