SAM MOYER & ELAINE CAMERON-WEIR
On Sam Moyer’s work :
Sam Moyer’s beguiling, expansive pictures oscillate astutely between the sublime and the decorative. How she made them is hard to tell just by looking. Mounted on panels whose dimensions range from about 5 to 10 feet, they resemble much-enlarged, black-and-white aerial photographs of mountainous topographies, possibly from another planet. They also are like giant, dark photocopies of profusely wrinkled bedsheets. In most cases, they are crosses by paler, translucent bands that appear as if caused by a flaw in the reproductive machinery.
Ms. Moyer crumples sheets of fabric, dyes them back, stretches them out, makes stripes using bleach and the irons them flat onto wood panels.
in The New York Times, Art In Review, Sam Moyer by Ken Johnson, 8 March 2012
Sam Moyer (b.1983) lives and works in Brooklyn. She received a BFA from the Corcoran College of Art and Design and a MFA from Yale School of Art. Sam Moyer has exhibited her work in “Between Spaces” at PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens in 2010. She has also exhibited at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn, and Max Hans Daniel, Berlin, among other venues. And Rachel Ufner, NY , Société, Berlin.
On Elaine Cameron-Weir’s work :
The specific beauty of the dandy consists particularly in that cold exterior resulting from the unshakable determination to remain unmoved; one is reminded of a latent fire, whose existence is merely suspected, and which, if it wanted to, but it does not, could burst forth in all its brightness.
The Painter of Modern Life, Charles Baudelaire
A long-forgotten neon lamp that was switched on during the Great Depression and left burning for about 77 years has been discovered hidden behind a dusty partition at Clifton’s Cafeteria.
Los Angeles Times, May 26th, 2012
My heart goes round and round/ My love comes a tumblin’ down/ You leave me ahhhh/ Breathless, ah!/ I shake all over and you know why/ I’m sure it’s love honey that’s no lie/ Cause when you call my name/ You know I burn like a wooden flame/ You leave me ahhhhhh/ Breathless!
Breathless, composed by Otis Blackwell, first recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis
Elaine Cameron-Weir (b. 1985) is an artist currently living in New York. She received a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design, Alberta, Canada and an MFA from New York University, New York. Among other places, she has exhibited in Philadelphia, New York, Cologne and Paris. Her work has been reviewed in publications including Art Papers, The Brooklyn Rail, BOMB magazine and The New York Times and was recently acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.