Morris’ paintings, known for their distinct use of color, streamline a way of perception as much as a virtual architecture, which is suggested through her titling. The latest paintings, as well as the title of the exhibition, take their cue from a ship sighted in Abu Dhabi, but originally registered in Panama. The paintings explore states of equilibrium when they are challenged, the condition of balancing opposing forces and influences, as well as the nature of those forces and influences.
Sarah Morris lives and works in New York. She has been exhibited internationally including solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford (1999), Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich (2000), the Nationalgalerie in Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2001) Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen (2004), Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2005), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2005), Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover (2005) and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2006), Fondation Beyeler (2008), Lenbachaus, Munich (2008), MAMbo, Bologna (2009), and Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2009), K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (2010), Wexner Center for the Arts (2012), Kunsthalle Bremen (2013) and M Museum Leuven (2015) and Kunsthalle Wien(2016).
Work by the artist is held by the following collecting institutions, including Centre Pompidou, Paris; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; Neue Nationalgalerie in Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and Tate Modern, London.