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Moyra Davey

Canadian, b. 1958

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Moyra Davey

Canadian, b. 1958

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Since the early 1990s, Moyra Davey has been making photographs, videos, and publications exquisitely attuned to the overlooked, poetic details of everyday life and objects. Often working in series, she hones in on individual objects or offers visual snippets of domestic and urban scenes, absent of people but redolent of human presence. In her “Copperheads” series (1990), for example, she photographed pennies at close range, revealing the surprising beauty of their weathered surfaces, suggestive of the countless human hands that have held them.

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Kunsthalle Basel
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 7 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Whitney Biennial, and 1 more
Biography

Since the early 1990s, Moyra Davey has been making photographs, videos, and publications exquisitely attuned to the overlooked, poetic details of everyday life and objects. Often working in series, she hones in on individual objects or offers visual snippets of domestic and urban scenes, absent of people but redolent of human presence. In her “Copperheads” series (1990), for example, she photographed pennies at close range, revealing the surprising beauty of their weathered surfaces, suggestive of the countless human hands that have held them.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Kunsthalle Basel
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 7 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 1 more
Shows Featuring Moyra Davey
Articles Featuring Moyra Davey
Documenta 14 Struggles to Make a Statement about Our Uncertain Times
Jun 9th, 2017
Documenta 14 Struggles to Make a Statement about Our Uncertain Times
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