NYC///RYAN McGINLEY KNOWS WHERE THE SUMMER GOES…

April 13, 2008  |  Uncategorized

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NY legend/art writer Carlo McCormick (left) and downtown gallerist Erik Foss (right) help McGinley through a long nite of afterpartying...

White-hot downtown art star (in the truest sense of the term) RYAN McGINLEY drew a massive crowd for the opening of his show of gorgeous new work, "I Know Where The Summer Goes" at TEAM GALLERY in NYC last week. The show's title, taken from an early B-side by Belle & Sebastian, is more than just a piece of poetic musing. In the summer of 2007, McGinley traversed the United States with sixteen models and three assistants, shooting 4,000 rolls of film. From the resulting 150,000 photographs, he arduously narrowed down the body of work to some fifty images, the best of which are on display here. The inspirational images for the project were culled from the kinds of amateur photography that appeared in nudist magazines during the 60s and early 70s. On the cross-country trip, McGinley chose a very specific itinerary that brought his troupe through an incredible range of landscapes, and often employed fireworks and fog machines in the portrait's setups. The results are pure McGinley who always manages to capture the casual abandon of youth with a genuinely uninhibited eye. HAVE A LOOK:

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The opening mob...

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A-Ron the Downtown Don (left) and Carlo McCormick (right) with some dude we don't know...

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THE AFTERPARTY:
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NY legend/art writer Carlo McCormick (left) with Ryan McGinley and downtown gallerist Erik Foss...

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Actor/DJ Leo Fitzpatrick, artist Nate Lohman, and Carlo McCormick...

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