Spring and By Summer Fall

published in: Exhibitions, Photography By Costas Voyatzis, 07 June 2008

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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

sources:

Ratio 3 Ryan McGinley , Today & Tomorrow

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About Ryan McGinley

Ryan McGinley was born in 1977 in Ramsey, New Jersey. He has had solo exhibitions at Team Gallery, New York (2008 & 2007), agnes b. galerie du jour, Paris, France (2006), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain (2005), P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center/The Museum of Modern Art, Long Island City, New York (2004), and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY (2003).

His work has also been included in group exhibitions at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA (2007), Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany (2007), Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany (2006), P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center/The Museum of Modern Art, Long Island City, New York (2005) and Andrea Rosen Gallery, NY (2002). McGinley’s work is included in numerous museum collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY, the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, and The Saatchi Collection, London, UK. McGinley was the recipient of the International Center for Photography’s 2007 Infinity Award for Young Photographer.

Ryan McGinley
currently lives and works in New York, NY.

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    Flagiore | 2010-11-04 21:03:52

    Well, nudism is not everything in a picture. But I don't see nothing more. Ah, yeah, a haf-nude celebrity...and? Something else? The Running girl minds me Christina's world by Andrew Whyet...isn't very original...

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