Ottawa, April 12, 2023


May 26, 2024 Paul Politis 0

Look over there, it’s Ray K. Metzker: “The elusive is what we seek, be it of the heart or the mind. The artist learns to […]

Montreal, May 26, 2023

Ill-designed world

May 19, 2024 Paul Politis 0

“An artist never works under ideal conditions. If they existed, his work wouldn’t exist, for the artist doesn’t live in a vacuum. Some sort of […]

Ottawa, August 12, 2023

Going home

March 31, 2024 Paul Politis 0

“I don’t know the meaning of this journey I was forced to make, between one and another night, in the company of the whole universe… […]

Ottawa, December 24, 2023

Making pictures

March 27, 2024 Paul Politis 0

“…To be a photographer, one must photograph. No amount of book learning, no checklist of seminars attended, can substitute for the simple act of making […]

Ottawa, October 8, 2023


March 24, 2024 Paul Politis 0

A few more quotes from Ray K. Metzker: “I approach photography in the context of art, as a key to understanding. It is my connection […]

Ottawa, November 26, 2023


March 17, 2024 Paul Politis 0

I recently got a well-worn copy of Unknown Territory: Photographs of Ray K. Metzker, which I’ve wanted for a long time. “I recognize the desire, […]

Ottawa, September 1, 2023

In arbitrary space

February 13, 2024 Paul Politis 0

“The only attitude worthy of a superior man is to persist in an activity he recognizes is useless, to observe a discipline he knows is […]

Ottawa, July 23, 2023

Tale of a houseplant

January 30, 2024 Paul Politis 0

“Formerly, yes, art and culture, and the Apollonian and the Dionysian and all that, seemed terribly important. But today I’m satisfied if I can turn […]