Happy Friday everyone. This weekend I'll be hitting up the brand new Ryan McGinley exhibit, Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere (through April 17th), at Team Gallery. Last Thursday was the opening reception, and although I couldn't make it to witness myself, I heard it was so packed that the attendees spilled out to fill the entire city block from cross street to cross street (and to the point where the fire brigade came in and shut it down!).
In this series, McGinley decidedly moves away from his usual images, where youth are portrayed active outdoors, and sticks strictly to black and white portraiture within the confines of a studio space. The photographer sat with 150 subjects and the Team release notes in his practice "thousands of images" were taken of each sitter, which were thereafter edited down to the one "defining moment". All are nude.
Other shows to catch:
1) ICPs Twilight Visions: Surrealism Photography and Paris, through May 9th
2) NYPLs In Passing, through May 23rd
Image: Ryan McGinley, Rila, exhibited in Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere, 2010