Sean Moyer presents an installation that is intended to feel like a retail space where he presents carefully crafted modernist sculptures made of Mylar and metallic window tinting. The works are grouped together on shelves to reference the grid and wall-oriented language of painting. The works themselves reference abstract Modern sculpture, but the over-the-top “beauty” of them fits more in the world of the faux sculpture of Las Vegas. They are made of cheap materials and adhered with scotch tape. The translucence, metallic colors, and gem-like shapes end up being a tongue-in-cheek critique of consumer culture.
Moyer is based in Salt Lake City. He received a BFA from Weber State University. He recently exhibited at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art where he was in the AIR residency program.