For anyone in the Cambridge area, artist Moyra Davey's first museum retrospective is currently up at the Fogg Art Museum. Davey's quiet and often mundane subjects exist antithetically to the driving trends of contemporary photography, which promote digital manipulation, large scale printing and staged photography. Her deadpan, democratic photographs speak to Davey's philosophy that "accident is the lifeblood of photography.” This casual approach has earned her the title of the "anti Gursky of contemporary photography."
This exhibit coincides with the publishing of Long Life Cool White: Photographs and Essays by Moyra Davey, a book containing retrospective work from Davey's rather obscure career.
Long Life Cool White: Photographs by Moyra Davey
February 28 through June 30, 2008
Fogg Art Museum
32 Quincy Street
From Top To Bottom:
UNTITLED (GLAD), 1999
UNTITLED (DISPOSABLE), 1999
NEWSSTAND NO. 2, 1999
All Images © Moyra Davey