I thoroughly enjoyed a visit to White Cube Gallery in Bermondsey. The Sarah Morris exhibition features paintings, films, a site specific wall painting as well as the artist’s first sculptural work. The exhibition reflects Morris’s interest in networks, typologies, architecture, language and the city. Sarah Morris was born in 1967 in the UK and lives and works in New York.
Morris incorporates a wide range of references, from the graphic identity of multinational corporations and the structure of urban transport systems to the iconography of maps, GPS technology, as well as the movement of people within urban areas.
Her new series of ‘Sound Graph’ paintings are derived from Morris’s sound files, using the speech from the audio recordings as a starting point for the compositions. Morris also references lights on audio equipment, the encoded information on bar charts and flow diagrams or the structures of mapping.
I found the exhibition massively inspiring in terms of colour and pattern. It has led to me to experiment with shades of ultramarine and cobalt blue alongside minty greens, deep teal, acid yellow, orange, soft pinks and corals in new fabric designs. The structure of the paintings and colour palettes have a wonderful energy to them. They are executed in household gloss paint on canvas. I really enjoyed White Cube as a gallery too and would highly recommend a visit here. It is an exciting, creative place Bermondsey, with galleries, such as The Fashion & Textile Museum, inspiring creative led stores and great cafés and restaurants aplenty.