Opening reception, November 7, 6 – 8 pm
Artist in attendance
Moyra Davey is an acclaimed photographer, writer, and filmmaker based in New York. This exhibition presents notable projects that Davey has undertaken with John Goodwin since 1993. Through an understated approach to photography and video, as well as her insightful critical writing on photography, she considers the meanings carried in everyday objects. This exhibition provides an overview of her practice with early works including the multiple MoneyBox (1993), published by Shark Editions, New York, photographs from her Newsstand series (1993-94), Bottle Grid series (1996-2000), and video works. For her 2007 exhibition at goodwater in Toronto, she began producing photographic mailers that carry the physical traces of their journeys through the mail system, a practice that has continued for subsequent exhibitions. She has mailed over 1,000 photographs across the world. A new set of mailers – 27 folded photographs taken in Trinity Church Cemetery in upper Manhattan – will be featured in the exhibition.
Ornament and Reproach will be accompanied by the release of a new publication titledEmpties (2013), a 36 page book documenting the photographs in Moyra Davey’s Bottle Grid series.