Preview: Ray K. Metzker- “Composites”, Laurence Miller Gallery, NYC

In Gallery on January 18, 2018 at 11:00 am

Gumball, 1966, Ray K. Metzker. Image via Laurence Miller Gallery.

Fifty years ago, Ray K. Metzker broke through with his landmark Museum of Modern Art. This January, Laurence Miller Gallery celebrates the photographer in a retrospective.

January 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Ray K. Metzker’s  ground  breaking solo show of twelve Composites at The Museum of Modern Art. Curated by  John Szarkowski , the Composites  were hailed at the time for their ability to achieve both unprecedented scale and modernist intricacy using the traditional tools of photography.

Metzker stated in the MoMA press release:  “Where photography has been primarily a process of selection and extraction, I wish to investigate the possibilities of synthesis…I intend the elements to be presented for simultaneous viewing…like a mosaic or mural.”

The exhibit is now open, and will continue through most of February, concluding February 24th.

For More Information: Laurence Miller Gallery

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