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Ryan McGinness: Women: Sketches & Solutions

May 3 - June 30, 2012
Installation view
Ryan McGinness: Women: Sketches & Solutions
Installation view
Ryan McGinness: Women: Sketches & Solutions
Installation view
Ryan McGinness: Women: Sketches & Solutions
Installation view
Ryan McGinness: Women: Sketches & Solutions
Installation view
Ryan McGinness: Women: Sketches & Solutions
Installation view
Ryan McGinness: Women: Sketches & Solutions
Installation view
Ryan McGinness: Women: Sketches & Solutions
Installation view
Ryan McGinness: Women: Sketches & Solutions
Installation view
Ryan McGinness: Women: Sketches & Solutions
Women Sketch Process (Krista & Zoe NYC Studio April 15th 2012), 2012
Ink on custom graph paper
30 x 22 inches
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Women Sketch Process (Suzy Mae Studio NYC Nov. 29th 2011, 1), 2012
Ink on custom graph paper
30 x 22 inches
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Women Sketch Process (Betsy Home NYC 2010), 2012
Ink on custom graph paper
30 x 22 inches
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Women Sketch Process (Zelina Studio NYC Nov. 11th 2011), 2012
Ink on custom graph paper
30 x 22 inches
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Women Sketch Process (Mini Miu Amsterdam Dec. 23rd 2011), 2012
Ink on custom graph paper
30 x 22 inches
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Women Sketch Process (Yesenia Studio NYC Oct. 18th 2010), 2012
Ink on custom graph paper
30 x 22 inches
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Women Sketch Process (Suzy Mae Studio NYC Nov. 29th 2011, 2), 2012
Ink on custom graph paper
30 x 22 inches
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Women Sketch Process Drawings (Buffie 1), 2012
Ink & acrylic on various papers in artist's frame
24 3/4 x 88 3/4 inches
GLG2151
Women Sketch Process Drawings (Jessamin 3), 2012
Ink & acrylic on various papers in artist's frame
24 3/4 x 75 inches
GLG2152
Women Sketch Process Drawings (Katlyn & Claire 1), 2012
Ink & acrylic on various papers in artist's frame
24 3/4 x 75 inches
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Women Sketch Process Drawings (Christy 3), 2012
Ink & acrylic on various papers in artist's frame
24 3/4 x 61 1/4 inches
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Women Sketch Process Drawings (Katlyn 6), 2012
Ink & acrylic on various papers in artist's frame
24 3/4 x 61 1/4 inches
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Women Sketch Process Drawings (Moon 2), 2012
Ink & acrylic on various papers in artist's frame
24 3/4 x 61 1/4 inches
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Women Sketch Process Drawings (Alex 1), 2012
Ink & acrylic on various papers in artist's frame
24 3/4 x 61 1/4 inches
GLG2154
Women Sketch Process Drawings (Katlyn 1), 2012
Ink & acrylic on various papers in artist's frame
24 3/4 x 61 1/4 inches
GLG2158
Women Sketch Process Drawings (Joanna 4), 2012
Ink & acrylic on various papers in artist's frame
24 3/4 x 61 1/4 inches
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Women Sketch Process Drawings (Rachel 3), 2012
Ink & acrylic on various papers in artist's frame
24 3/4 x 47 1/2 inches
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Women Sketch Process Drawings (Thea 2), 2012
Ink & acrylic on various papers in artist's frame
24 3/4 x 47 1/2 inches
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Women Sketch & Solution (Chiva 1, Horizontal), 2012
Acrylic on wood in artist's frame
24 x 48 inches
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Women Sketch & Solution (Anna Sweet + Roma 2, Horizontal), 2012
Acrylic on wood in artist's frame
24 x 48 inches
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Women Sketch & Solution (Helena + Anna Catherine 1, Horizontal), 2012
Acrylic on wood in artist's frame
24 x 48 inches
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Women Sketch & Solution (Brittany 2, Horizontal), 2012
Acrylic on wood in artist's frame
24 x 48 inches
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Women Sketch & Solution (Anna 3, Horizontal), 2012
Acrylic on wood in artist's frame
24 x 48 inches
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Women Sketch & Solution (Jibbs 4, Horizontal), 2012
Acrylic on wood in artist's frame
24 x 48 inches
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Women Sketch & Solution (Sienna 4, Horizontal), 2012
Acrylic on wood in artist's frame
24 x 48 inches
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Women Sketch & Solution (Christy 1, Horizontal), 2012
Acrylic on wood in artist's frame
24 x 48 inches
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Women Sketch & Solution (Brittany 5, Vertical), 2012
Acrylic on wood in artist's frame
48 x 24 inches
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Women Sketch & Solution (Lexxi 1, Vertical), 2012
Acrylic on wood in artist's frame
48 x 24 inches
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Women Sketch & Solution (Chantel 2, Vertical), 2012
Acrylic on wood in artist's frame
48 x 24 inches
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Women Sketch & Solution (Anna Sweet + Trish + Roma 2, Vertical), 2012
Acrylic on wood in artist's frame
48 x 24 inches
GLG2141
Women Sketch & Solution (Suzy Mae 5, Vertical), 2012
Acrylic on wood in artist's frame
48 x 24 inches
GLG2150
Women Sketch & Solution (Katlyn + Claire 2, Vertical), 2012
Acrylic on wood in artist's frame
48 x 24 inches
GLG2162

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RYAN McGINNESS Women: Sketches & Solutions
May 3 – June 30, 2012 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 3, 6-8pm
GERING & LóPEZ GALLERY is pleased to present Women: Sketches & Solutions, an exhibition of new work by New York-based artist Ryan McGinness. This will be McGinness’ first solo exhibition with the gallery.
For this exhibition, McGinness presents the series Women, a body of work that has occupied his attention for the past several years. Like previous works, these begin with numerous sketches. The Women works however are unique in that the sketches are done as academic figure drawings, in the artist-and-model salon tradition. The exhibition will be in two parts: for the Gering & Lopez venue uptown, the exhibition will showcase McGinness’ working process and will be entirely in black & white. For the second venue, at Charles Bank Gallery on the Lower East Side, the works will be paintings derived from the process.
McGinness’ working method has always been a balance between reduction and construction. With the Women works, he begins the drawing process for each model with several figure sketches from life. These sketches are then processed over several stages during which the forms are transformed into various iconic drawings. This process of simplification is a purely aesthetic experience for the artist, and one that he uses to locate his final figures. For McGinness, this drawing process is an exploration to discover what he finds inherently sensual in his models.
McGinness approaches image making as an ever-expanding layering of language. His output has consistently straddled mediums, as many formats hold interest in presenting ideas, from books to billboards. But dissemination is only part of the process. The language McGinness explores is mainly one of symbols, and how images are created, read or understood in the viewer’s eye. For McGinness, the process is always focused on the idea of creating beauty, and it’s foil, truth.
Women: Blacklight Paintings & Sculptures will be exhibited at Charles Bank Gallery, 196 Bowery, New York, NY 10012 from May 4 through June 30, 2012. www.charlesbankgallery.com.
Gering & Lopez Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm. For further information please contact Laura Bloom 646.336.7183 or laura@geringlopez.com.

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