Ray Metzker

Whimsy

September 5 – October 26, 2013

Ray Metzker Whimsy A-1

Whimsy A-1

four mounted vintage silver gelatin prints

signed on verso

unique

Ray Metzker Whimsy A-4

Whimsy A-4

four mounted vintage silver gelatin prints

signed on verso

unique

Ray Metzker whimsy A-5

Whimsy A-5

four mounted vintage silver gelatin prints

signed on verso

unique

Ray Metzker Whimsy A-6

Whimsy A-6

four mounted vintage silver gelatin prints

signed on verso

unique

Ray Metzker Whimsy A-7

Whimsy A-7

four mounted vintage silver gelatin prints

signed on verso

unique

Ray Metzker Whimsy A-8

Whimsy A-8

four mounted vintage silver gelatin prints

signed on verso

unique

Ray Metzker A-9

Whimsy A-9

four mounted vintage silver gelatin prints

signed on verso

unique

Ray Metzker Whimsy A-10

Whimsy A-10

four mounted vintage silver gelatin prints

signed on verso

unique

Ray Metzker Whimsy A-11

Whimsy A-11

four mounted vintage silver gelatin prints

signed on verso

unique

Ray Metzker Whimsy A-12

Whimsy A-12

four mounted vintage silver gelatin prints

signed on verso

unique

Ray Metzker Whimsy A-13

Whimsy A-13

four mounted vintage silver gelatin prints

signed on verso

unique

Ray Metzker Whimsy A-14

Whimsy A-14

four mounted vintage silver gelatin prints

signed on verso

unique

Ray Metzker A-36

Whimsy A-36

four mounted vintage silver gelatin prints

signed on verso

unique

Ray Metsker Whimsy A-37

Whimsy A-37

four mounted vintage silver gelatin prints

signed on verso

unique

Ray Metzker Whimsy A-38

Whimsy A-38

four mounted vintage silver gelatin prints

signed on verso

unique

Ray Metzker whimsy A-39

Whimsy A-39

four mounted vintage silver gelatin prints

signed on verso

unique

Ray Metzker whimsy A-40

Whimsy A-40

four mounted vintage silver gelatin prints

signed on verso

unique

Ray Metzker Whimsy A-48

Whimsy A-48

four mounted vintage silver gelatin prints

signed on verso

unique

Press Release

In his 1974 series WHIMSY, Ray K. Metzker juxtaposed four small out-of-focus views of leaves into abstract diamond-shaped collages which read like Rorschach tests, completely open to each viewer’s interpretation.  With only a handful ever exhibited, this is the first time that 36 of these unique works have been presented together.

Spending time with these playful forms is like watching clouds: we can't help but see figures emerge from their patterns but the images are ultimately elusive.