On a Scary Scary Shelf (detail)
from Can You See What I See? On A Scary Scary Night, 2007, pigmented inkjet photograph, © 2007 Walter Wick
Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos, and Toys in the Attic
September 19, 2010–January 2, 2011
At the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland
Price: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $6 Students and Young Adults (18–25), free for members and 17 and under
Tickets available online or at the door.
Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic is the first museum retrospective of award-winning author and photographic illustrator Walter Wick. Author of Can You See What I See? and co-creator of the I Spy book series loved by millions of children and adults around the world, Wick has a keen interest in puzzles, games, science and illusions. The exhibition will feature a selection of Wick’s early photographs, which provided a foundation for the artist’s interest in illusions. It will include several of the handcrafted, meticulously detailed installation models accompanied by his large-format color photographs that are the illustrations in his children’s books. Together they will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the artist’s creative process and a window into the puzzles and illusions for which he is so well known. The exhibition will include two models and photographs from Wick’s 2008 book, Can You See What I See on a Scary, Scary Night?, inspired in part by the Walters' Chamber of Wonders, as well as the debut of models and photographs from his newest book, Treasure Ship.
The exhibition at the Walters Art Museum is made possible through the generosity of The Wieler Family Foundation. Additional support is provided by The Women's Committee of the Walters Art Museum, The CANUSA Corporation Charitable Fund, The David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation, The Nancy Patz Reading Fund, The Van Dyke Family Foundation, The Linehan Family Foundation ⁄ The Ivy Bookstore, Meredith and Adam Borden ⁄ The London Foundation, Lynn and Philip Rauch, Mr. and Mrs. Austin George, The Susan Katzenberg Fund and Kate and David Powell.
Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic was organized by the New Britain Museum of American Art.