Ryan McGinley : Spring and By Summer Fall
May 9 - June 21, 2008
Ratio 3, 1447 Stevenson Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Ratio 3 is pleased to present Spring and By Summer Fall, new work by Ryan McGinley, on view from May 9 to June 21, 2008. This is the acclaimed New York artist’s West Coast debut solo exhibition.
Ryan McGinley will present new color photographs that chronicle the summer road trips he has taken across the United States in the past three years. Inspired by images from nudist magazines from the 1960s and early 1970s, McGinley places his naked subjects in unusual and breathtaking situations. McGinley uses the vast and varied landscape of the U.S. as his backdrop, from arid deserts to lush green fields. An energetic feeling of idyllic freedom and youthful innocence suffuses the work. Floating bodies suggest an infinite weightlessness while other figures slip into smoke and constellations of fireworks. McGinley’s work offers an intimate glimpse into a playful constructed world of sensuality, adventure, and the sublime.
images of my favorite "Kate project" by Ryan