Gypsy Ray (1949-2020)
Brothers (Edition No 2/25)
- Framed size: 50.8 x 40.9cm
- Silver Gelatin Photograph (archivally printed)
- Donoted to the Collection following her exhibition in 2015
Gypsy Ray, an artist originally from the USA, lived and worked in County Kilkenny for over 20 years and was a generous and respected teacher.
From her 2015 exhibition at the Butler Gallery Gypsy Ray pulls the lens in close on a group of Kilkenny-based traveller children tenderly photographed with their cherished horses and dogs. In Brothers, 2010, Ray elegantly reveals the kinship of two boys’ on horseback cast against a big open summer sky. It is a poignant work that tells us a lot about the boys, even as their faces are turned away from the camera.