The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) presents three exhibitions of work by Philadelphia Photographers: Will Brown, David Graham, and Ray K. Metzker. Public opening reception Friday, May 2, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
Philadelphia photographer Will Brown's work stands within a long tradition of street photography as discrete, momentary records of a time, independent of implied narrative. This exhibition series continues at The New Temporary Contemporary, 1222 Arch Street, with photographs by masters of American photography David Graham—a photographer in love with the world around him who uses the medium to visually embrace what he sees—and Ray K. Metzker, a virtuoso who has pursued his chosen medium making extraordinary photographs for the better part of six decades. Graham is known for a photographic body of work that chronicles colorful, surreal, and bizarre aspects of the American landscape and culture, while incorporating popular photography genres, such as family portraits and vacation photos. Metzker is known for his experimentation with black-and-white photography, especially his cityscape and landscape photographic series, and his use of composites and multiple exposures.
Also opening that evening is Abelardo Morell: Pictures in Three Museums, featuring images taken at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and The Barnes Foundation.
American, lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.
Will Brown studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania (BFA, 1967). Brown’s photographs were featured in Common Ground, Eight Philadelphia Photographers of the 1960s and 1970s (2009) and 35mm: Photographs from the Collection (2012), both at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Making Magic: Beauty in Word and Image at the James A. Michener Museum of Art, Doylestown (2012). Brown's works are held in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University, New Haven, CT; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; and in numerous private collections. Brown lives in Philadelphia, PA.