ART AS A WAY OF LIFE
Intimate and often overlooked moments feature prominently in the photography, film and writing of Toronto-born, New York– based artist Moyra Davey. “I have always been interested in that idea of separation of art and life,” Davey said in regards to her 2014 exhibition “Burn the Diaries.” For the self-confessed “flâneuse who never leaves her apartment,” an empty bottle of gin teetering on a window ledge is almost more enticing, if not revealing, than the street beyond. “Using life for art and the comparison, the drive that artists and writers have to turn everything into art: It can become a product. It’s just a way of life. It’s a question,” she says.
C-print, 10 x 8 in., courtesy the artist and greengrassi, framed by Superframe, Estimate: $2,500