The passing of one of the great photographic visual intellects who influenced a generation (and will continue to do so). As a Philadelphia local and international star Ray will be missed by so many.

He once said his goal was “a unique way of seeing,” one in which “new eyes replaced the old.” Ray did this repeatedly over the course of his long and amazing career. No one on the planet has the photographic visual acuity of Ray Metzker. He is completely unique in this respect.  This is why so many of his works are in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (not to mention at least 20 other Museums). In the history of photography he will always remain a singular artist that truly did invent a new way of seeing.

Rest in Peace Ray. Job well done!

(Nice piece today remembering him in the NY Times here).


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Ray

Ray K. Metzker 1931- 2014

The Work of Do Ho Suh

October 6, 2014 — Leave a comment

In Art School they told us to either make the extraordinary ordinary or make the ordinary extraordinary. I will leave you to figure out what Do Ho Suh is up to with these miraculous and luminous objects and environments.

 

Specimen Series: Stove, 348 West 22nd Street, APT. New York, NY 10011, USA, 2013 polyester fabric 73.66 x 36.22 x 34.8 inches 187.1 x 92 x 88.4 cm Edition of 3

Specimen Series: Radiator, 348 West 22nd Street, APT. New York, NY 10011, USA, 2013
polyester fabric
73.66 x 36.22 x 34.8 inches
187.1 x 92 x 88.4 cm
Edition of 3

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Specimen Series: Stove, 348 West 22nd Street, APT. New York, NY 10011, USA, 2013 polyester fabric 73.66 x 36.22 x 34.8 inches 187.1 x 92 x 88.4 cm

 

Seoul Home/Seoul Home/Kanazawa Home, 2012 silk, metal armature 573.62 x 282.28 x 153.94 inches 1457 x 717 x 391 cm Edition of 3

Seoul Home/Seoul Home/Kanazawa Home, 2012
silk, metal armature
573.62 x 282.28 x 153.94 inches
1457 x 717 x 391 cm
Edition of 3

 

Wielandstr.  18, 12159 Berlin, 2011 polyester fabric 138.58 x 82.68 x 258.27 inches 352 x 210 x 656 cm Edition of 3

Wielandstr.
18, 12159 Berlin, 2011
polyester fabric
138.58 x 82.68 x 258.27 inches
352 x 210 x 656 cm
Edition of 3

All Photos via  http://www.lehmannmaupin.com/artists/do-ho-suh

 

 

 

The Work of Do Ho Suh

 

 

Head on over to the bleuscape.com.au/blog and have a look at another masterpiece in the making. I think smaller is better when it comes to Gehry’s Vision.

Which is why I like this first phase construction shot even more than what the finished building will look like….

 

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via: http://www.bleuscape.com.au/blog/frank-gehry-louis-vuitton-foundation-building/

 

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*** I will be giving a presentation on my work Thursday, October 2, 6 p.m at the Museum.

Contemporary Photographers, Traditional Practices: Vision and Method in the 21st Century

October 2nd to November 22, 2014
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University

The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University enters its second decade this year with a fall exhibition celebrating photography. In collaboration with the Schmidt-Dean Gallery in Philadelphia, the museum presents an eclectic exhibition of thirteen contemporary photographers represented by the gallery, all of whom enjoy regional and national reputations. Curated by Schmidt-Dean Gallery director Christopher Schmidt, the exhibition features a wide range of both technical and conceptual approaches. Included are historical procedures such as the tintype, cyanotype and gum-bichromate process; alternative techniques such as pinhole and hand painting; and more traditional methods in both analog and digital. Throughout, these various approaches are applied to a wide range of subjects and ideas.

Exhibiting artists include: Linda Adlestein, ***Thomas Brummett, Susan Fenton, Larry Fink, Alida Fish, Sarah Van Keuren, Stuart Klipper, Christopher Moore, William Smith, Krista Steinke, Ruth Thorne Thomsen, Ida Weygandt, and Samuel Worthington.

 

 

Contemporary Photographers: Vision and Method in the 21st Century

Ground Zero at the 9/11 Memorial Site. ©Thomas Brummett 2014 / All rights reserved

Ground Zero at the 9/11 Memorial Site. ©Thomas Brummett / All rights reserved