White Cube (Bermondsey) – Sarah Morris: Means of Escape

19 November, 2021 - 9 January, 2022
Sarah Morris, White Cube Bermondsey, London, 2021 © The Artist, Image Courtesy of White Cube

Private View: Thursday 18 November (6pm – 8pm) 

White Cube Bermondsey is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Sarah Morris. Featuring film, paintings and works on paper that explore and create an architecture of forms, the exhibition furthers Morris’s interest in the psychology and perception of space and time.

Morris considers the city as a living, evolving organism and thinks of these new paintings as ‘anthropocene forms’ − functional, engineered, yet fragile. She says that her paintings create ‘an internal, imaginary, spatial sense that is slow, precise and quite open […] a set of images and realities that haven’t been made before’. In her new ‘Spiderweb’ series, she draws on the recent experience of enforced restrictions and confinement that has resulted in an abrupt shift in temporal focus and social habits. Taking the improvised structure of a spiderweb as their starting point, the paintings’ arrangements of lines converge and fragment, creating shard-like shapes and dots of varying sizes, which emerge, hover and recede from the paintings’ surfaces. Rendered in Morris’s recognisable palette, the paintings explore spatial disorientation, perception and cognition.

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