Installation view of Sam Moyer: Naked as the Glass at Sean Kelly, New York
February 21 – March 16, 2019
Photography: JSP Art Photography
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York
I can see you twice:
hangs luminous above your head,
violet as sun upon the sea
after the sun has set.
The dark cloud of mind
lets free a second sight:
what you appear to be, and what you are
run toward me in the light.
In sleep and death,
the shadow springs alive from ground and wall-
if it sees at all.
Sam Moyer’s works are included in prominent collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; the Morgan Library, New York; the Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris; The Aïshti Foundation, Beirut; and the Davis Museum, Wellesley College, MA. Moyer has exhibited her work at The Drawing Center, New York; The Bass Museum, Miami, FL; University of Albany Art Museum, New York; The Public Art Fund, New York; White Flag Projects and The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO; LAND, Los Angeles; and Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm. Moyer has participated in important group exhibitions including, “Inherent Structure,” Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; “Painting/Object,” The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY; “Greater New York” and “Between Spaces” at PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens. In 2018 she was the subject of a solo presentation at “Art Basel Unlimited.”
10% of sales made from Naked as the Glass will be donated to the Women’s Prison Association. The WPA works with women throughout all stages of criminal justice involvement; from providing alternatives to incarceration and helping women living in the community avoid arrest or incarceration by making positive changes in their lives, to being a resource and source of support to them as they plan for release. After incarceration, WPA helps women build the lives they want for themselves and their families in the community.