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Ray K. Metzker at Laurence Miller

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014

A survey of photographs involving automobiles provides an ideal opportunity to study the terrific sweep and intelligence of Metzker's inventiveness.


Made between 1958 and 2009, the black-and-white work often falls between representation and abstraction: cars are reduced to gleaming outlines and bulky shapes within graphic compositions. The largest and most recent pictures treat their reflective surfaces as fun-house mirrors, distorting the surrounding streetscapes.

Read the complete review in The New Yorker.

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