Graduated Brown University 1989, B.A. 1990 Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. Lives in New York and London. Solo exhibitions; 1996 One False Move, White Cube, London, 1994 Try God, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York. Group exhibitions: 1996 Found footage, Klemens Gasser and Tanya Grunert, Köln, 1995 Group Show (organized by Jeff Koons) Nicole Klagsbrun, New York. Sarah Morris's work recycles an everyday universe of bloody new items - the items of lesser news, which usually go unnoticed - by giving them a pictorial form that is once spectacular and abstract. There is nothing other than these dramatic signs taken from the headlines of tabloid scandal-sheets. Sarah Morris renders this human spectacle still denser, by reducing it to a single element: a name, an adjective or an object, which even when removed from its anedoctal context, retains its strange power to detain and question us, and imprison us in the universe of the spectacle. What is involved, then, is not a painting of the object - which means that the work has nothing to do with pop. Nor is it an image-oriented painting. Rather it is there to cover the event. It has to be noisy and booming. Sarah Morris' words yell on the surface of the canvas, an art of amplification. The fact is that the events she deals with are always noisy, and crude. They clash sharply with the civility of painting and go beyond.