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Carved soap stone
8.5 x 5 x 8.5 inches
Edition of 10 + 3 AP
Sam Moyer has developed a distinctive language of abstraction that considers questions of value, labor and beauty. For her edition to benefit ICI, two delicate slabs of carved soap stone interlock as jigsaw pieces, creating a unit and echoing the notion of partnership. Moyer is particularly interested in the way architecture functions in tandem with her objects to create dynamic visual experiences. Combining found textures and objects in innovative ways, Moyer manipulates them into beautifully abstract formal works that provoke a new, expanded, artistic vocabulary.
Sam Moyer’s works are included in prominent collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris; and The Aïshti Foundation, Beirut. Moyer has exhibited her work at The Drawing Center (New York, NY), The Bass Museum (Miami, FL), The Public Art Fund (New York, NY), The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (St. Louis, MO), LAND (Los Angeles, CA), Tensta konsthall (Stockholm, SW), Cleopatra’s Greenpoint (Brooklyn, NY), and Société (Berlin, DE). She has also participated in “Greater New York” and “Between Spaces” at MoMA PS1, Queens. Moyer is represented by Sean Kelly Gallery in New York. She received her BFA from the Corcoran College of Art and Design and her MFA from Yale. She lives and works in Brooklyn.