FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:   Baton Peintures (For and After Marcia Hafif),  2018 Digital print on ruched satin; cut glass; dried flower petals;   Feminité du Bois  eau de parfum, designed for Shiseido by Pierre Bourdon, Serge Lutens, and Christopher Sheldrake in 1992    Baton My First Slide Lecture After the 2016 Presidential Election, Part I,  2018 Digital print on ruched satin    Baton Bearer of the Rose (Sarah Bastress, Lynda Benglis, Louise Fishman, Angela Dufresne, Angela Davis Fegan, Magalie Guérin, Harmony Hammond, Roni Horn, Dorrie Lane, Agnes Martin, Luis Mejico, Ayanah Moor, Carrie Moyer, Ulrike Müller, Zoe Nelson, Alex Peyton-Levine, Puppies Puppies, Lisi Raskin, Erika Rothenberg, Amy Sillman, Joan Snyder, Florine Stettheimer, Ruby Thorkelson, Millie Wilson, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung),  2018 Digital print on ruched satin

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:

Baton Peintures (For and After Marcia Hafif), 2018
Digital print on ruched satin; cut glass; dried flower petals;
Feminité du Bois eau de parfum, designed for Shiseido by Pierre Bourdon, Serge Lutens, and Christopher Sheldrake in 1992


Baton My First Slide Lecture After the 2016 Presidential Election, Part I, 2018
Digital print on ruched satin


Baton Bearer of the Rose (Sarah Bastress, Lynda Benglis, Louise Fishman, Angela Dufresne, Angela Davis Fegan, Magalie Guérin, Harmony Hammond, Roni Horn, Dorrie Lane, Agnes Martin, Luis Mejico, Ayanah Moor, Carrie Moyer, Ulrike Müller, Zoe Nelson, Alex Peyton-Levine, Puppies Puppies, Lisi Raskin, Erika Rothenberg, Amy Sillman, Joan Snyder, Florine Stettheimer, Ruby Thorkelson, Millie Wilson, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung), 2018
Digital print on ruched satin

 
Pretty Soldier , 2016 Digital print on ruched satin

Pretty Soldier, 2016
Digital print on ruched satin

 
 
Installation view of  Large Check  paintings, 2017 Oil on oak, six panels, each 20 1/4" x 6 1/2"

Installation view of Large Check paintings, 2017
Oil on oak, six panels, each 20 1/4" x 6 1/2"

LEFT TO RIGHT:   Untitled (Two Inch Stripes #7), 1986 , 2016, casein on mahogany, 24" x 20"   Untitled (Two Inch Stripes) #12, 1986 , 2016, casein on mahogany, 24" x 20"

LEFT TO RIGHT:

Untitled (Two Inch Stripes #7), 1986, 2016,
casein on mahogany, 24" x 20"

Untitled (Two Inch Stripes) #12, 1986
, 2016,
casein on mahogany, 24" x 20"

Thin Stripe #12, 1986 , 2016, casein on mahogany, 24" x 20"

Thin Stripe #12, 1986, 2016,
casein on mahogany, 24" x 20"

Untitled (Two Inch Stripes), 1986 , 2016, casein on mahogany, 24" x 20"

Untitled (Two Inch Stripes), 1986, 2016,
casein on mahogany, 24" x 20"

 
Have You Seen This Boy? , 2018 Flyer distributed on street posts in Chicago and on Internet social media platforms, dimensions variable

Have You Seen This Boy?, 2018
Flyer distributed on street posts in Chicago and on Internet social media platforms, dimensions variable

 
 
 
 
Matt Morris: Splitsville smells like irises , 2018   Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY Installation view, including works by Christopher Backs, Lise Haller Baggesen, Rashayla Marie Brown, Angela Davis Fegan, Alejandro Jiménez Flores, Lee Godie, Kelly Lloyd, James Morris, Aay Preston Myint, Alan Reid, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, and Clara Ursitti.

Matt Morris: Splitsville smells like irises, 2018
Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY
Installation view, including works by Christopher Backs, Lise Haller Baggesen, Rashayla Marie Brown, Angela Davis Fegan, Alejandro Jiménez Flores, Lee Godie, Kelly Lloyd, James Morris, Aay Preston Myint, Alan Reid, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, and Clara Ursitti.

 
Fagnes Martin , 2015 Watercolor and colored pencil on linen on panel 12” x 16”

Fagnes Martin, 2015
Watercolor and colored pencil on linen on panel
12” x 16”

Other Otter , 2014 Oil and wax on linen on panel 12” x 16”

Other Otter, 2014
Oil and wax on linen on panel
12” x 16”

jouissance , 2015 oil on linen on panel 11.75" x 16.25"

jouissance, 2015
oil on linen on panel
11.75" x 16.25"

 
 
 
 
 
 
Matt Morris.  Advanced Potions , 2019 Perfumes, family, potions, essences, spells, elixirs, chosen family, tinctures, anointing oils, casein paint medium, friendships, social networks, velvet, foam Display fabricated by  Christopher Lee Hare   Image courtesy of the DePaul Art Museum    1. Twelve anointing oils that Matt Morris’ father, Butch Morris, received as a gift six months before he died in June 2018. In the 1980s, Butch’s Baptist church split over disagreements about whether fragrant anointing oils used for prayer was doctrinally sound. He and his family joined a new church where the use of these oils was integral to religious practices.   2.  Catalina Ouyang .  death drive joy ride elixir  assembled by Matt Morris based on a recipe that Ouyang's mother, Jie Li, inherited from her own parents.  E jiao  (donkey hide gelatin), Cabernet Savignon, rock sugar, chrysanthemum, hibiscus, noble dendrobium flowers, hawthorn berries, cordyceps mushrooms, white fungus, ginseng, ginger, dried jujubes,  shan zha pian  (hawthorn candies), rosemary, lychee jelly   3.  Michael J. Morris . Love spell, 2018. Patchouli, almond, musk, vanilla, cinnamon. Formula based on spell in Phyllis Curott’s  The Love Spell: An Erotic Memoir of Spiritual Awakening . New York: Gotham Books, 2005.   4.  Josh Dihle . Casein paint medium, hand-mixed March 2019  Cottage cheese, water, ammonia    5. Babs  Forever Yours  perfume bottle, ca. 1930s, New York   6.  Rhonda Wheatley .  Cure Bottle for self-misconception.  Brings one’s consciousness into soul-level awareness of the self , 2019 Found perfume bottle, pink sand, pink Himalayan salt, lavender, helichrysum flowers, calendula flowers, moss, other dried flower petals.    7.  Kiam Marcelo Junio / Mahal Healing Arts . Personalized aromatherapy blend gifted to the artist, December 2018 Camellia Seed (Camellia oleifera), Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis), Baobab (Adansonia digitata), Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), French Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia officinalis), Co-distilled Neroli and Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium var. amara), Frankincense (Boswellia serrata), Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), Australian Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum), Immortelle (Helichrysum italicum), Atlas Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica), Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), Gardenia-Agarwood Attar (Gardenia jasminoides, Aquilaria malaccensis), pyrite, amethyst.    8.  Dori Midnight .  Boundaries in a Bottle .  Witchcrafted with essences of yarrow, spider full moon, rosemary, echinacea, cedar, black tourmaline, citrine, smoky quartz, snowflake, obsidian, stone circle and salt. Essential oils of pine and cedar. Provides radiant protection, clearing, and grounding. Dori Midnight practices community-based intuitive healing that weaves plant and stone medicine, ancestral and queer magic, and justice work.   9.  Liz Moores.  Angelique , Eau de Parfum for Papillon Artisan Perfumes , 2014 Fragrance notes: Iris Pallida, Osmanthus, French mimosa, White champac, Orris, Virginian cedarwood, Frankincense The window in Matt Morris’ childhood bedroom in Baton Rouge, Louisiana opened onto a flowerbed that contained an abundance of irises and an osmanthus tree his mother planted (also known as the sweet olive tree).

Matt Morris. Advanced Potions, 2019
Perfumes, family, potions, essences, spells, elixirs, chosen family, tinctures, anointing oils, casein paint medium, friendships, social networks, velvet, foam
Display fabricated by Christopher Lee Hare
Image courtesy of the DePaul Art Museum


1. Twelve anointing oils that Matt Morris’ father, Butch Morris, received as a gift six months before he died in June 2018. In the 1980s, Butch’s Baptist church split over disagreements about whether fragrant anointing oils used for prayer was doctrinally sound. He and his family joined a new church where the use of these oils was integral to religious practices.


2. Catalina Ouyang. death drive joy ride elixir assembled by Matt Morris based on a recipe that Ouyang's mother, Jie Li, inherited from her own parents. E jiao (donkey hide gelatin), Cabernet Savignon, rock sugar, chrysanthemum, hibiscus, noble dendrobium flowers, hawthorn berries, cordyceps mushrooms, white fungus, ginseng, ginger, dried jujubes, shan zha pian (hawthorn candies), rosemary, lychee jelly


3. Michael J. Morris. Love spell, 2018. Patchouli, almond, musk, vanilla, cinnamon. Formula based on spell in Phyllis Curott’s The Love Spell: An Erotic Memoir of Spiritual Awakening. New York: Gotham Books, 2005.


4. Josh Dihle. Casein paint medium, hand-mixed March 2019
Cottage cheese, water, ammonia


5. Babs Forever Yours perfume bottle, ca. 1930s, New York


6. Rhonda Wheatley. Cure Bottle for self-misconception.
Brings one’s consciousness into soul-level awareness of the self
, 2019
Found perfume bottle, pink sand, pink Himalayan salt, lavender, helichrysum flowers, calendula flowers, moss, other dried flower petals.



7. Kiam Marcelo Junio / Mahal Healing Arts. Personalized aromatherapy blend gifted to the artist, December 2018
Camellia Seed (Camellia oleifera), Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis), Baobab (Adansonia digitata), Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), French Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia officinalis), Co-distilled Neroli and Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium var. amara), Frankincense (Boswellia serrata), Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), Australian Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum), Immortelle (Helichrysum italicum), Atlas Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica), Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), Gardenia-Agarwood Attar (Gardenia jasminoides, Aquilaria malaccensis), pyrite, amethyst.


8. Dori Midnight. Boundaries in a Bottle.
Witchcrafted with essences of yarrow, spider full moon, rosemary, echinacea, cedar, black tourmaline, citrine, smoky quartz, snowflake, obsidian, stone circle and salt. Essential oils of pine and cedar. Provides radiant protection, clearing, and grounding.
Dori Midnight practices community-based intuitive healing that weaves plant and stone medicine, ancestral and queer magic, and justice work.


9. Liz Moores. Angelique, Eau de Parfum for Papillon Artisan Perfumes, 2014
Fragrance notes: Iris Pallida, Osmanthus, French mimosa, White champac, Orris, Virginian cedarwood, Frankincense
The window in Matt Morris’ childhood bedroom in Baton Rouge, Louisiana opened onto a flowerbed that contained an abundance of irises and an osmanthus tree his mother planted (also known as the sweet olive tree).

 
 
 
ground floor perfumery , 2014 latex, acrylic on gallery wall, 96" x 144"

ground floor perfumery, 2014
latex, acrylic on gallery wall, 96" x 144"

 
Installation view of  The Perfect Kiss (QQ)* *questioning, queer , Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2015 Foreground: James Lee Byars’ The Rose Table of Perfect , 1989, 3,333 red roses, Styrofoam

Installation view of The Perfect Kiss (QQ)* *questioning, queer, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2015
Foreground: James Lee Byars’The Rose Table of Perfect, 1989, 3,333 red roses, Styrofoam

 
Large Check: 7, 1987 , 2016, casein on mahogany, 24" x 20"

Large Check: 7, 1987, 2016,
casein on mahogany, 24" x 20"

Large Check: 5, 1987 , 2016, casein on mahogany, 24" x 20"

Large Check: 5, 1987, 2016,
casein on mahogany, 24" x 20"

 
Is that a Holiday? , 2015 oil on linen on panel 12” x 16”

Is that a Holiday?, 2015
oil on linen on panel
12” x 16”

Installation view of Matt Morris paintings + Andy Warhol polaroids, 2017  Three One on Ones , curated by Magalie Guérin McAninch Arts Center, Glen Ellyn, IL

Installation view of Matt Morris paintings + Andy Warhol polaroids, 2017
Three One on Ones, curated by Magalie Guérin
McAninch Arts Center, Glen Ellyn, IL

Installation view of Matt Morris paintings + Andy Warhol polaroids, 2017  Three One on Ones , curated by Magalie Guérin McAninch Arts Center, Glen Ellyn, IL

Installation view of Matt Morris paintings + Andy Warhol polaroids, 2017
Three One on Ones, curated by Magalie Guérin
McAninch Arts Center, Glen Ellyn, IL

 
 
 
Sisters , 2016–ongoing Oil, acrylic, and mixed media on canvas and panel Selection of paintings of paintings by Florine Stettheimer

Sisters, 2016–ongoing
Oil, acrylic, and mixed media on canvas and panel
Selection of paintings of paintings by Florine Stettheimer

Sisters , 2016–ongoing Oil, acrylic, and mixed media on canvas and panel Selection of paintings of paintings by Florine Stettheimer

Sisters, 2016–ongoing
Oil, acrylic, and mixed media on canvas and panel
Selection of paintings of paintings by Florine Stettheimer

Sisters , 2016–ongoing Oil, acrylic, and mixed media on canvas and panel Selection of paintings of paintings by Florine Stettheimer

Sisters, 2016–ongoing
Oil, acrylic, and mixed media on canvas and panel
Selection of paintings of paintings by Florine Stettheimer

Sisters , 2016–ongoing Oil, acrylic, and mixed media on canvas and panel Selection of paintings of paintings by Florine Stettheimer

Sisters, 2016–ongoing
Oil, acrylic, and mixed media on canvas and panel
Selection of paintings of paintings by Florine Stettheimer

 
I’ll be wearing ribbons down my Ben this bamf , 2017 Photograph made in Obst on March 23, 2017, with former gallery co-director Ben Regozin Inkjet print

I’ll be wearing ribbons down my Ben this bamf, 2017
Photograph made in Obst on March 23, 2017,
with former gallery co-director Ben Regozin
Inkjet print

Truth or Dare , 2017 Pocket knife given to the artist by his paternal grandfather, Thierry Mugler silk wool jacket, plastic landscape rock

Truth or Dare, 2017
Pocket knife given to the artist by his paternal grandfather, Thierry Mugler silk wool jacket, plastic landscape rock

The Sorceress , 2015 Red dress sewn by the artist's twin, Michael J. Morris, as costuming for a dance entitled  Shades of the Edged Existence  which Michael choreographed and presented in 2007, 94" in diameter

The Sorceress, 2015
Red dress sewn by the artist's twin, Michael J. Morris, as costuming for a dance entitled Shades of the Edged Existence which Michael choreographed and presented in 2007, 94" in diameter

The White Queen , 2015 Custom harness and collar commissioned by Matt Morris, designed and created by Randall Hill for Dan Sullivan, co-director of The Franklin. Dan wears the harness during the opening reception of  Finocchio , after which point it is displayed in the gallery. Following the close of the exhibition, Dan receives the harness and collar as gifts from the artist.

The White Queen, 2015
Custom harness and collar commissioned by Matt Morris, designed and created by Randall Hill for Dan Sullivan, co-director of The Franklin. Dan wears the harness during the opening reception of Finocchio, after which point it is displayed in the gallery. Following the close of the exhibition, Dan receives the harness and collar as gifts from the artist.

LEFT TO RIGHT:  Cristobal Balenciaga. Evening coat, ca. 1960, Pale pink silk shantung gazar The Ohio State University Historic Costume and Textiles Collection   James Lee Byars. Pink silk tail, 1970, pink silk Collection of Michael Lowe and Kimberly Klosterman

LEFT TO RIGHT:

Cristobal Balenciaga. Evening coat, ca. 1960, Pale pink silk shantung gazar
The Ohio State University Historic Costume and Textiles Collection


James Lee Byars. Pink silk tail, 1970, pink silk
Collection of Michael Lowe and Kimberly Klosterman

I’ll be wearing ribbons down my back this summer , 2015 Photograph made in the Contemporary Arts Center on May 4, 2015 with preparator Reid Radcliffe Inkjet print

I’ll be wearing ribbons down my back this summer, 2015
Photograph made in the Contemporary Arts Center on May 4, 2015 with preparator Reid Radcliffe
Inkjet print

 
matt james , 2013 On April 8, 2013, the artist and James Geier became friends. James lent the photograph Man Ray made with Marcel Duchamp, to the artist.   Man Ray  Polaroid Photograph of Marcel Duchamp in Blond Wig , c. 1950s 15.5" x 12.75" framed. 3.5" x 2.5" unframed. Collection Mr. and Mrs. James Geier, Chicago, IL

matt james, 2013
On April 8, 2013, the artist and James Geier became friends. James lent the photograph Man Ray made with Marcel Duchamp, to the artist.

Man Ray
Polaroid Photograph of Marcel Duchamp in Blond Wig, c. 1950s
15.5" x 12.75" framed. 3.5" x 2.5" unframed.
Collection Mr. and Mrs. James Geier, Chicago, IL

 
Lise Haller Baggesen   Refusenik at the Office, Chicago, November 2017 , 2017 digital color print Included in  Matt Morris: Splitsville smells like irises , 2018   Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY

Lise Haller Baggesen
Refusenik at the Office, Chicago, November 2017, 2017
digital color print
Included in Matt Morris: Splitsville smells like irises, 2018
Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY

Matt Morris: Splitsville smells like irises , 2018   Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY Installation view, including works by Christopher Backs, Lise Haller Baggesen, Rashayla Marie Brown, Angela Davis Fegan, Alejandro Jiménez Flores, Lee Godie, Kelly Lloyd, James Morris, Aay Preston Myint, Alan Reid, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, and Clara Ursitti.

Matt Morris: Splitsville smells like irises, 2018
Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY
Installation view, including works by Christopher Backs, Lise Haller Baggesen, Rashayla Marie Brown, Angela Davis Fegan, Alejandro Jiménez Flores, Lee Godie, Kelly Lloyd, James Morris, Aay Preston Myint, Alan Reid, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, and Clara Ursitti.

 
The Just Dessert , 2017 Limited edition Eau de Parfum in recovered Devon milk glass Fragrance notes: sugared violet, marshmallow, fizz, powder, last bites, root of orris, roof of mouth, heavy cream, jasmine, labdanum, dried petals, yeast, benzoin, vanilla, musk, dust, residue of text works written for the perfume by Reid Drake, Kelsey Harrison, Evan Kleekamp, and Rhonda Wheatley

The Just Dessert, 2017
Limited edition Eau de Parfum in recovered Devon milk glass
Fragrance notes: sugared violet, marshmallow, fizz, powder, last bites, root of orris, roof of mouth, heavy cream, jasmine, labdanum, dried petals, yeast, benzoin, vanilla, musk, dust, residue of text works written for the perfume by Reid Drake, Kelsey Harrison, Evan Kleekamp, and Rhonda Wheatley

 
Matt Morris.  archive VI , 2015 All of the vases from Morris’ personal collection

Matt Morris. archive VI, 2015
All of the vases from Morris’ personal collection

Matt Morris.  archive VI , 2015 All of the vases from Morris’ personal collection

Matt Morris. archive VI, 2015
All of the vases from Morris’ personal collection

 
 
FROM LEFT:   Nick Hill, Model’s Changing Room, Painting Studio Fourth Floor North , 2017 Parfum, vial Fragrance notes: Neroli, lily, celery seed, Saint John’s Wort, jasmine, immortelle, palo santo, labdanum, vetiver, sandalwood, vanilla, soft musk   Tony the Guard, Freight Elevator , 2017 Parufm, vial Fragrance notes: Sweat, milk, toasted grain, toffee, grease, locker room, labdanum, synthetic ambergris, cedar, civet, musk   Alex Schempp, Lower Level Lavatory , 2017 Parfum, vial Fragrance notes: Apricot, hedione, cherry blossom, body, sugar, pear, citrus, ylang ylang, fenugreek, hay, tuberose, vetiver, synthetics, powdery musk

FROM LEFT:

Nick Hill, Model’s Changing Room, Painting Studio Fourth Floor North, 2017
Parfum, vial
Fragrance notes: Neroli, lily, celery seed, Saint John’s Wort, jasmine, immortelle, palo santo, labdanum, vetiver, sandalwood, vanilla, soft musk

Tony the Guard, Freight Elevator, 2017
Parufm, vial
Fragrance notes: Sweat, milk, toasted grain, toffee, grease, locker room, labdanum, synthetic ambergris, cedar, civet, musk

Alex Schempp, Lower Level Lavatory, 2017
Parfum, vial
Fragrance notes: Apricot, hedione, cherry blossom, body, sugar, pear, citrus, ylang ylang, fenugreek, hay, tuberose, vetiver, synthetics, powdery musk

 
 
 
A Soldier, a Magician, and Two Figures Watching a Burning Skull , 2016  Oil on linen on three panels, text on lithograph edition, digitally printed satin, sequins, wood, satin cord, flaming skull wine bottle holder, 2014 Barbera d’Alder Viola Wine Cellars Installation view at Cherry | Lucic. Photography by Cristin Norine.

A Soldier, a Magician, and Two Figures Watching a Burning Skull, 2016
Oil on linen on three panels, text on lithograph edition, digitally printed satin, sequins, wood, satin cord, flaming skull wine bottle holder, 2014 Barbera d’Alder Viola Wine Cellars
Installation view at Cherry | Lucic. Photography by Cristin Norine.

A Soldier, a Magician, and Two Figures Watching a Burning Skull , 2016 (detail view) Oil on linen on three panels, text on lithograph edition, digitally printed satin, sequins, wood, satin cord, flaming skull wine bottle holder, 2014 Barbera d’Alder Viola Wine Cellars Installation view at Cherry | Lucic. Photography by Cristin Norine.

A Soldier, a Magician, and Two Figures Watching a Burning Skull, 2016 (detail view)
Oil on linen on three panels, text on lithograph edition, digitally printed satin, sequins, wood, satin cord, flaming skull wine bottle holder, 2014 Barbera d’Alder Viola Wine Cellars
Installation view at Cherry | Lucic. Photography by Cristin Norine.

 
 
 
The Good Enough Kiss , 2014 Iridescent watercolor on Gaylord archival tissue paper, five sheets

The Good Enough Kiss, 2014
Iridescent watercolor on Gaylord archival tissue paper, five sheets

The Good Enough Kiss , 2014, (detail view) Iridescent watercolor on Gaylord archival tissue paper, five sheets

The Good Enough Kiss, 2014, (detail view)
Iridescent watercolor on Gaylord archival tissue paper, five sheets

 
Hysteria , 2015 Ruched pink chiffon curtain

Hysteria, 2015
Ruched pink chiffon curtain

 
 
Bâton Violet Révoltant , 2013/2018 Ruched satin

Bâton Violet Révoltant, 2013/2018
Ruched satin