Painter Rebecca Morris Wasn’t Interested in Having a Traditional Survey Exhibition—So She Did Something a Lot More Interesting

Rebecca Morris in her Los Angeles studio, 2020. Photography by Flying Studio. Image courtesy of the artist and Bortolami.

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.

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