The Endeavor (Los Angeles)


Sarah Morris ( American, 1967 )

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General Description

Sarah Morris's work is characterized by an interest in communication technologies and the contemporary urban environment. A filmmaker as well as a painter, Morris has created paintings and films that are ostensibly very different from on another, yet the artist has stated that she considers them related: "[T]he films function as an index for every painting I might have made, and every painting I might make in the future." Her films address subjects such as the lifestyle of south Florida, corporate power, and gambling. Her paintings reinvent Piet Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie for the 21st century, combining spectacular grids and maps for impossible cities with a distinct and seductive color scheme that the artist painstakingly invents.

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Jeffery Grove, DMA Label copy, 2012.