Posted in Erotica, Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Eyecandy, Forum, Photography by Suzanne on April 1st, 2011 | BBC Wikipedia
Taylor (Snakes) by Ryan McGinley, 2011 - click to enlarge
Yes, Ryan McGinley. Quite possibly the only good thing to ever emerge from the VICE factory and the only artist I temporarily lift the VICE ban for.
The thing is, however much the art hater in me is trying to dislike his oeuvre, I find that I simply can't and that means that he must be doing SOMETHING right, right? Right.
He undoubtedly put a sense of poetry, longing, romanticism, joyful eroticism, intoxicated lucidity and authenticity in a genre that's usually dominated by pretense, cliché, repetition and neo-pagan new-age hipsterdom bullshit.
India (Coyote) by Ryan McGinley, 2010 - click to enlarge
His otherworldly Moonmilk series has proven to be particularly... shall we say... inspirational to the generic witchhouse photographers and still has a strong resonance two years on while I personally think that he's at his best when he combines man with epic animal or with sceneries of outstanding natural beauty.
And yes, don't get me wrong, I too wish those kids would put some bloody clothes on, but I guess that just means I'm getting old.
Amanda (Falling Leaves) by Ryan McGinley, 2010 - click to enlarge
Opening reception: Sat, Apr 9, 5 - 7.30 PM
On show: Apr 9 - May 14, 2011
Gallery hours: Wed - Sat: 12 - 6 PM, or by appointment
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