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Scotiabank Photography Award: Moyra Davey

Opening party and Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival launch: May 1 
Main Gallery and Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall, Ryerson Image Centre
May 1 - August 4, 2019
Curator: Gaëlle Morel

This first survey exhibition celebrates the work of Toronto-born artist Moyra Davey, winner of the 2018 Scotiabank Photography Award. Based in New York and renowned internationally for her photographs, videos, writings, and artist books, Davey’s work examines interiority and disclosure, and the intersection of private and public discourse. The exhibition includes portraiture, still life and photographs of subway scenes, along with a suite of Davey’s visually arresting films, which interweave subjective narratives with the texts and lives of her influences, such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Sigmund Freud, Jean Genet, and most recently, Pierre Vallières.

 

Events:

Opening Party
Wednesday, May 1
7 pm - 11 pm

Artist Talk with Moyra Davey
Wednesday, May 8
7 pm
122 Bond Street, room IMA-307 (third floor)

Special Exhibition Tour
With curator Gaëlle Morel and writer and curator Brian Sholis
Wednesday, May 22
6 pm

Special Exhibition Tour
With curator Gaëlle Morel and writer and curator Brian Sholis
Wednesday, July 17
6 pm

Exhibition Tours
Daily 2:30 pm

All events take place at the Ryerson Image Centre, unless otherwise noted

A primary exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

People sitting and standing on the subway, with postage stamps, an address label, and red squares pasted on top
Fig. 1

Moyra Davey, Subway Writers (detail), 2011/2014, 75 chromogenic prints, tape, postage, ink. Courtesy the artist; Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne/New York; and greengrassi, London

A close up of two young people laying on grass; one looks up at the camera, while the other looks away
Fig. 2

Moyra Davey, Kate & Jane (single image), from the series Triptychs, 1979, gelatin silver print. Courtesy the artist; Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne/New York; and greengrassi, London

Moyra Davey

A primary exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

Upcoming Exhibitions

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Meryl McMaster, Lead Me to Places I Could Never Find on My Own, from the series As Immense as the Sky, 2019, chromogenic print. Courtesy the artist, Stephen Bulger Gallery and Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain

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Adrian Raymer, Two of A Kind, 2018, inkjet print. Courtesy the artist

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Pearson Ripley, Samuel, 2018, inkjet print. Courtesy the artist