Curator’s Tour: Elements of Photography

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A young person is standing outdoors and spitting liquid underneath a lemon tree.
  1. Long In a bright outdoor setting casting strong shadows, a young, casually dressed person with long brown hair and a fair complexion is standing in what appears to be a back yard. Behind the person is the corner of a building with gray wooden siding and a red-framed window. The person is standing underneath a lemon tree with several ripe lemons next to their head, and they are spitting out clear liquid while looking directly at the viewer. The spray from the liquid combined with the strong light creates a faint rainbow.
Melanie Schiff, Spit Rainbow, 2006. Chromogenic development print; 29 × 39 ½ in. (73.7 × 100.3 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art, restricted gift of Kay and Malcolm Kamin and Kay Torshen in honor of the MCA’s 40th Anniversary, 2007.34. © 2006 Melanie Schiff
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago


MCA Curatorial Assistant Michael Green leads a tour of the exhibition and offers insight into the artworks on view.