Ryan McGinley

Ryan McGinley, Amanda (Haystacks), 2011.

Ryan McGinley, Amanda (Haystacks), 2011. C-print Unframed: 182.9 x 279.4 cm 72 x 110 ins Framed: 190.2 x 290.5 cm, 74 7/8 x 114 3/8 in, Copyright The Artist

***Update: November 29, 2011***

Currently at Alison Jacques Gallery, London – Ryan McGinley: Wandering Comma.
November 24 – December 22, 2011. More exhibition images below.

Ryan McGinley - Brandee (Midnight Flight), 2011.

Ryan McGinley, Brandee (Midnight Flight), 2011. C-print, Unframed: 182.9 x 279.4 cm / 72 x 110 ins Framed: 190.2 x 290.5 cm / 74 7/8 x 114 3/8 ins

Ryan McGinley - Purple Beacon, 2011.

Ryan McGinley, Purple Beacon, 2011. C-print, Unframed: 182.9 x 279.4 cm / 72 x 110 ins Framed: 190.2 x 290.5 cm / 74 7/8 x 114 3/8 ins

Ryan McGinley - Taylor (Rushing River), 2011

Ryan McGinley, Taylor (Rushing River), 2011. C-print, Unframed: 182.9 x 279.4 cm / 72 x 110 ins Framed: 190.2 x 290.5 cm / 74 7/8 x 114 3/8 in

 McGinley’s current practice, which alternates between lengthy cross-country journeys and studio shoots, repeatedly breaks down the barrier between private and public spaces – between nature’s space and culture’s; between what is personal and what is constructed. Whereas he once photographed his close friends, his elaborate casting process now involves photographing hundreds of people he meets – on the streets, at concerts, through the internet – before selecting a small group with which to travel, and on whom to turn his camera.  Although McGinley is no longer so personally involved with his subjects, however, his technique still constructs a powerful sense of intimacy and pathos – particularly when rendered at a scale which commands such physical and emotional presence.

All images and text in this update via Alison Jacques Gallery.

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***January 3, 2011***

Ryan McGinley, Lauren, 2010

Ryan McGinley, India (Coyote), 2010

Image via Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

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