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Moyra Davey, ‘Les Goddesses’, 2011, Guggenheim Museum
Moyra Davey, ‘Les Goddesses’, 2011, Guggenheim Museum
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Moyra Davey

Les Goddesses, 2011

HD color video, with sound
Location
New York
About the work
Exhibition history
Medium
Video/Film/Animation
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Courtesy the artist and Murray Guy, New York © Moyra Davey
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.

Moyra Davey, ‘Les Goddesses’, 2011, Guggenheim Museum
Moyra Davey, ‘Les Goddesses’, 2011, Guggenheim Museum
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About the work
Exhibition history
Medium
Video/Film/Animation
Image rights
Courtesy the artist and Murray Guy, New York © Moyra Davey
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.

Moyra Davey

Les Goddesses, 2011

HD color video, with sound
Location
New York
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