Sarah Morris

November 9, 2004

Sarah Morris' work consists of sixteen-millimeter films and abstract paintings and prints, all of which visually explore the built environment and our relationship with it. Using urban architecture as a metaphor for and reflection of social, economic, and political forces, Morris's dizzying geometrics and dazzling cinematography combine to celebrate and deconstruct the gestalt of the American city. From the disorienting intensity of the Las Vegas strip to permutations on the International style architecture in midtown Manhattan, Morris sees the city as a subject rife with beauty and meaning.