Concurrent to the fair is a special presentation of new glass works by Sam Moyer on view at Sean Kelly, New York in the lower gallery. Her first exhibition of fused glass panels, Naked as the Glass continues Moyer’s investigation into the nature of materiality as well as her interests in architecture, light and space.

Drawn to glass for its simultaneously fluid and solid states, Moyer exerts a high degree of control in making her compositions but embraces the uncertainty that occurs once they are fired in the kiln. The artist describes these works as having neither front nor back; they are displayed floating on the wall, allowing the light reflected on their surfaces and the patterns created by light passing through them, to become active and integral components of their meaning. This element of transparency echoes the fragility of glass, but the objects themselves represent aesthetically strong gestures. Mirroring the spirit of these works, Moyer cites Jean Burden’s poem SECOND SIGHT included in her poetry collection, “The Naked Glass,” which inspired the exhibition’s title.

Sam Moyer’s works are included in prominent collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; the Morgan Library, New York; the Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris; The Aïshti Foundation, Beirut; and the Davis Museum, Wellesley College, MA. Moyer has exhibited her work at The Drawing Center, New York; The Bass Museum, Miami, FL; University of Albany Art Museum, New York; The Public Art Fund, New York; White Flag Projects and The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO; LAND, Los Angeles; and Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm. Moyer has participated in important group exhibitions including, “Inherent Structure,” Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; “Painting/Object,” The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY; "Greater New York" and “Between Spaces” at PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens. In 2018 she was the subject of a solo presentation at “Art Basel Unlimited.”