Documenta 14 Struggles to Make a Statement about Our Uncertain Times
Courtesy of the Artist.
Pictured on the cover of her 2008 book, Long Life, Cool White (which accompanied her recent solo exhibition at the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, MA), this titular photograph exemplifies the intimate scale of Davey’s work and her nuanced, diaristic attention to personal possessions in their everyday surroundings. Bookshelves packed to the brim, a New York City subway map hung on the wall, and the artist’s desk come into soft focus in this photograph of Davey’s domestic space, reconfigured as a place of work and perceptual experience. –Courtesy of The Kitchen
Unique. Framed, framed dimensions: 9 x 12 inches.
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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.
Canadian, b. 1958, Toronto, Canada, based in New York, New York