Moyra Davey

1958 · Canada

Artist biography

Moyra Davey is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from Canada, like other renowned artists such as Anne Doran, David Gould, Beau Dick, Keith Rice-Jones, and Michael Luberry. Moyra Davey was born in 1958.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Moyra Davey's work. These are Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Galerie Buchholz | New York in the United States. Moyra Davey most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at greengrassi in London with the exhibition i confess. The exhibition was open from 05 September 2019 until 25 October 2019. Moyra Davey's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Acoustic Holographic Language (09 May 2018 - 30 June 2018) at Bureau des Réalités in Brussels and The Point Is To Exchange It (27 July 2018 - 25 September 2018) at Shanaynay in Paris. Moyra Davey's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Documenta 14 and took place at Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam in the Netherlands from the 10 June 2017 to 17 September 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Moyra Davey

Born in 1958, Moyra Davey's creative work was largely influenced by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central stresses of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating mysterious and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly respected figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art scene, ensuring that international artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. n Japan and Korea, artists associated with the Mono-Ha movement explored on encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, arranging them in mostly unaltered, ephemeral conditions. The works focused on the interdependency of these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong focus upon the European philosophy of phenomenology.

Moyra Davey

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