NEW YORK, NY.- Team (gallery, inc.)
is presenting a show of new work by Ryan McGinley. Entitled Mirror, Mirror, the exhibition runs from 29 June through 29 September 2018.
Ryan McGinley has been working on an untitled project involving mirrors for the past three years. Inspired originally by instructional artworks by such divergent practitioners as Miranda July, Sol Lewitt, Rob Pruitt and Yoko Ono, McGinley soon realized that his proposed project would also allow viewers access to the kinds of private spaces that had figured so prominently in his work from the early aughts, namely the living spaces of New Yorks stalwart population of bohemians.
For this project, McGinley chose the subjects. Each of them was provided with a camera, a set of instructions, three rolls of film and twenty mirrors. The rolls of film were delivered back to McGinley who sorted through the material selecting a singular image to represent each particular subject.
Much has been made of reckless youth as the binding which holds all of McGinleys surprisingly disparate projects together the early snapshot work, the road trip photographs, his work with human and animal models, his studio black and whites, his concert photography and his vast YEARBOOK endeavor. With this work, the models range in age from 19 to 87 and represent a wide variety of body styles.
McGinley has been the subject of a dozen monographic museum exhibitions in cities as far flung as Amsterdam, Tokyo, Denver, Paris, Seoul, New York, León, Philadelphia and Vienna. His work is represented in numerous public collections and recent group appearances include The Guggenheim Museum, the Fondazione Prada, the Detroit Institute of the Arts, the Daelim Museum, Skulptur Odense 17 and The Whitney Museum of American Art.
A book documenting the entire series has been published by Rizzoli in time to coincide with the exhibition.
This is McGinleys ninth solo at Team.