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01.12.2011

 

Size matters .... Ryan McGinley 'Wandering Comma' - seven new works at the Alison Jacques Gallery, London

Following his much-celebrated exhibition 'Moonmilk', everybody’s darling Ryan McGinley now introduces seven new photographs in London. Once again, naked teenagers frolic around, stand by the seaside holding colourful torches or jump into roaring rivers.

'Wandering Comma' is the quite fitting title of the exhibition and is a seamless continuation of his earlier work. The new aspect is the large format, which results in much more exposure for each of his seven images.

The fact that 'Wandering Comma' is all about largeness of scale is further emphasised by the photographer in his interview with Another Magazine: "I have the word penis tattooed very large inside my bottom lip. I always have a big penis in my mouth."

In 2003, he exhibited his 'The Kids are Alright' series at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, making him the youngest artist ever to exhibit at the renowned institution. Ever since, his snapshot technique continued to develop further into what is now a very cinematic approach. His seemingly spontaneous pictures almost follow choreographed scripts.

His works can be found at the P.S. 1, New York (2004); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León in León (2005); Kunsthalle Vienna, Vienna (2006); FOAM Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam (2007). However, his look can also be found in advertising. He photographed Tilda Swinton for the Pringle of Scotland campaign last year.

Alison Jacques Gallery
16-18 Berners Street
London W1T 3LN


www.alisonjacquesgallery.com

Ryan McGinley "Wandering Comma", Alison Jacques Gallery

Ryan McGinley "Wandering Comma", Alison Jacques Gallery

Ryan McGinley "Wandering Comma", Alison Jacques Gallery

Ryan McGinley "Wandering Comma", Alison Jacques Gallery

Ryan McGinley "Wandering Comma", Alison Jacques Gallery

Ryan McGinley "Wandering Comma", Alison Jacques Gallery

Ryan McGinley "Wandering Comma", Alison Jacques Gallery

Ryan McGinley "Wandering Comma", Alison Jacques Gallery

Ryan McGinley "Wandering Comma", Alison Jacques Gallery

Ryan McGinley "Wandering Comma", Alison Jacques Gallery

Ryan McGinley "Wandering Comma", Alison Jacques Gallery

Ryan McGinley "Wandering Comma", Alison Jacques Gallery

Ryan McGinley "Wandering Comma", Alison Jacques Gallery

Ryan McGinley "Wandering Comma", Alison Jacques Gallery

Ryan McGinley "Wandering Comma", Alison Jacques Gallery

Ryan McGinley "Wandering Comma", Alison Jacques Gallery

Ryan McGinley "Wandering Comma", Alison Jacques Gallery

Ryan McGinley "Wandering Comma", Alison Jacques Gallery

Ryan McGinley "Wandering Comma", Alison Jacques Gallery

Ryan McGinley "Wandering Comma", Alison Jacques Gallery