Sam Moyer, ‘GRAY LEAN’, 2014, TWO x TWO

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In her recent series of wall works, Moyer pairs found slabs of marble (remnants from home improvement projects) with geometric panels of dyed fabric. The juxtaposition transforms each material; the marble takes on a painterly surface, appearing light and airy, and the fabric becomes dense and sculptural.

Sam Moyer’s recent work continues to question and obscure the boundaries between painting, sculpture, design, and architecture. In her recent series of wall works, Moyer pairs found slabs of marble (remnants from home improvement projects) with geometric panels of dyed fabric. The juxtaposition transforms each material; the marble takes on a painterly surface, appearing light and airy, and the fabric becomes dense and sculptural. Sam Moyer has exhibited with the Public Art Fund, New York; MoMA PS1, Long Island City; LAND, Los Angeles; Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm; Nils Stærk, Copenhagen; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; and The Drawing Center, New York, among others.

gallery website: www.racheluffnergallery.com

About Sam Moyer

All of Sam Moyer’s multimedia projects have a common quality of borrowing images or materials from everyday life, and manipulating them or reproducing them into abstraction. With a background in photography, Moyer makes works that are monochromatic, modular, and rooted in geometry, with a focus on texture, pattern, and tactility. For example, her “Worry Rug” series (2009) is made from cheaply purchased Ikea rugs that she then dyed and picked apart, while another series of drawings uses pocket-sized book covers as their basis. Moyer has also become well known for using dyed and crumpled stretches of fabric that she mounts onto wood panels by ironing. These pieces frequently have subtle patterns created using bleach and ink.

American, b. 1983, Chicago, Illinois, based in Brooklyn, New York