Married Artists Eddie Martinez and Sam Moyer Mount Simultaneous Shows—And Live to Tell All About It

Dodie Kazanjian, Vogue, 22 May 2024

It's not every day that two artists who are married to each other have simultaneous solo shows at the same museum-and remain on speaking terms. This summer, Samantha (Sam) Moyer and Eddie Martinez will both mount shows at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, Long Island. It helps that their work is very different, although related in its combination of abstract and figurative elements. Moyer's massive stone sculptures and sculptural paintings, in which pieces of stone are set in plaster-covered, fresco-like canvases, have a precise, almost classical presence. Martinez's powerhouse paintings, which often include collage elements, have an eccentric, slapdash energy that echoes Robert Rauschenberg's anything-goes "combines" and Philip Guston's cartoony figuration. They're in constant motion, as is their maker. (He does sculpture too.)