Moyra Davey, ‘Long Life, Cool White’, 1999, The Kitchen

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.

Signature: Unsigned

Image rights: Courtesy of the Artist and The Kitchen.

About Moyra Davey

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

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Greengrassi at Art 43 Basel 2012

Fair History on Artsy

Art+Culture Projects at The Photography Show 2017, presented by AIPAD
Greengrassi at Art Basel 2013
Donald Young Gallery at Art Basel 2011