October 17, 2016

Sam Moyer

The Joule expands its art collection.

If you’ve hung out in the Commerce Street Lobby of the The Joule recently, you probably noticed something different (or maybe you just couldn’t put your finger on it).

Just like the way you change out your wardrobe with a new season, The Joule has changed out the art hanging on the walls. A bright, summery piece, “Blue Black Red Green (Axsom 293)” (2001) by the late Ellsworth Kelly was taken down, replaced by the newest addition to the hotel’s collection by Sam Moyer.

“One for Riga” (2016) is a work of marble, stone, and dyed canvas mounted to medium-density fiberboard. The Brooklyn-based multimedia artist is known for her transformation of everyday materials into abstractions. The hotel’s curator, John Runyon, shares more:

“Moyer’s work expands the vocabulary of painting by including the medium of natural stone materials finished and cut to accommodate the artist’s abstract composition. Although nonobjective in its content, the work reflects the elegance and energy of the Joule hotel and the evolving downtown business district.”

The piece was acquired in support of MTV RE:DEFINE, and is a unique piece unlike any other in The Joule collection. See it for yourself (and grab a coffee at Weekend), now.