CHARLES BANK GALLERY is pleased to present Women: Blacklight Paintings & Sculptures, a solo exhibition by New York-based artist Ryan McGinness.
For the first time in a public exhibition, McGinness is revealing his entire sketch process for creating the personal visual language that is the hallmark of his artistic style. To best showcase that process, McGinness has created an exhibition in two parts: Uptown, Gering & López Gallery will be showing an all black and white exhibit of McGinness’ sketches and drawings. Downtown, on the Lower East Side, Charles Bank Gallery will be showing the fluorescent blacklight paintings and sculptures that incorporate the resulting drawings from McGinness’ sketch process.
Ryan McGinness is known worldwide for his extensive vocabulary of graphic drawings that use the visual language of public signage, corporate logos and contemporary iconography. For the Women series, McGinness has continued to expand that vocabulary by starting with figure drawings from life then processing those drawings over several stages into simplified, iconic forms. Through the process, McGinness is able to better understand his subject matter, as well as discover and present what is inherently sensual to him about his models.
The Blacklight Paintings & Sculptures exhibit at Charles Bank Gallery will encompass two levels of exhibition space, and a series of exhibition-related programs will be posted on the gallery’s website. www.charlesbankgallery.com
Women: Sketches & Solutions will be exhibited at Gering & López Gallery from May 3rd through June 30, 2012. www.geringlopez.com
Charles Bank Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 12pm to 7pm. For further information please contact Gina Fraone, 212.219.4095, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 15, 2012