CHELSEA space proudly presents Dear Lynda... celebrating the work of curator, art historian, writer, patron and muse Lynda Morris.
The exhibition covers over 40 years through an impressive personal archive consisting of catalogues, articles, posters, artworks and ephemera that embody a life in art.
Lynda Morris is known as a pioneering curator who gave many artists their first exhibitions and amongst these she is venerated for curating the first UK exhibitions of Gerhard Richter and Robert Mapplethorpe. Her politics and passion for surpassing the boundaries of a London-centred art scene lead her in 1991 to establish EAST International, an open submission exhibition at the Norwich School of Art. EAST quickly became a platform that launched the careers of many artists, including Jeremy Deller, Matthew Higgs, Hurvin Anderson, and Karla Black, and turned a regional English art school into a recognisable and esteemed international centre.
Because of her enthusiasm and sensitivity in working directly with artists and their materials, Lynda Morris has described herself as a 'fan', for others she is the 'artists' curator'.