Ray Metzker

Photo Synthesis

September 13 – October 27, 2018

Ray Metzker Wisconsin, 1962

Wisconsin, 1962

Ray Metzker Whimsy 34A, 1974

Whimsy 34A, 1974

Ray Metzker 1978

Pictus Interruptus, 1978

Ray Metzker City Whispers, Philadelphia, 1983

City Whispers, Philadelphia, 1983

Ray Metzker Festa di Foglie, Italy, 1985

Feste di Foglie, Italy, 1985

Ray Metzker Festa di Foglie, Italy, 1985

Feste di Foglie, Italy, 1985

Ray Metzker Wisconsin, 1989

Wisconsin, 1989

Ray Metzker Sojourn, France, 1989

Sojourn, France, 1989

Ray Metzker Sojourn, France, 1989

Sojourn, France, 1989

Ray Metzker Sojourn, France, 1989

Sojourn, France, 1989

Ray Metzker Utah, 1994

Utah, 1994

Ray Metzker Moab, Utah, 1994

Moab, Utah, 1994

Ray Metzker Philadelphia 1996

Philadelphia, 1996

Press Release


Photo Synthesis is an exhibition of thirteen vintage prints that exemplify Ray Metzker's pursuit for abstraction in nature while embracing delicacy of detail. Throughout his prolific career, Ray Metzker never ceased to find visual pleasure in trees, whether it be among the hills of Tuscany or the streets of Philadelphia. This exhibition features a small 1962 Wisconsin winter scene, a unique Whimsy composite from 1974, a Pictus Interruptus from 1978, and his classic 1983 City Whispers in which a tree encroaches the intersection of light and shadow.  In hindsight, this picture announced Ray's radical shift from cityscape to landscape that preoccupied him over the next decade.