August 31 - October 1, 2012CLOSED: Sun, Mon, National Holidays
8/ ART GALLERY/ TOMIO KOYAMA GALLERY
At the age of 22, Ryan McGinley has attracted a great deal of attention for his self-made show and self-published art book in 2000. 3 years later, he held a solo exhibition at Whitney Museum of American Art at the youngest age in the history of the museum. This year, Ryan McGinley’s photo book surveying his career from 1999 through the present, “Ryan McGinley: Whistle for the Wind” has been published by Rizzoli. Silvia Wolf, the ex-Whitney’s Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography, remarked, “Unlike many past photographs of teen culture, McGinley’s images lack irony, boredom and angst. There is a disarming delight McGinley and his subjects appear to take in their lifestyle. With images that are charged with spontaneity, candor, and exuberance, McGinley adds new energy to the genre.” This exhibition showcases his latest series “Animals”. Acts of scratching, grasping, biting and embrace between animals and the naked models demonstrates intensity as well as tenderness. Coinciding with this exhibition, Ryan McGinley’s road trip series “Reach Out, I’m Right Here” will be on view at Tomio Koyama Gallery in Kiyosumishirakawa from September 1 till September 29.
Ryan McGinley was born in Ramsey, USA in 1977. Lives and works in New York. He graduated from B.F.A. in Graphic Design, Parsons School of Design, New York. He has shown his works in a vast number of exhibitions in the world. His major solo exhibitions include “The Kids Are Alright”（The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2003), “New Photographs”（MOMA PS1, New York, 2004), “Laboratorio 987: Entre Nosotros”（Museo de Arte Contemporá neo de Castilla y León, Spain, 2005), “Project Space”（Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria, 2006), “Magic Magnifier: Photographs 1998 to 2013”（Daelim Museum, Seoul, 2013), “Ryan McGinley: BODY LOUD!”（Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, 2016) and “The Four Seasons”（Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy, 2016). Tomio Koyama Gallery and 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery concurrently held his solo exhibitions in 2012, his first in Japan. His works are included in numerous public collections including Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, USA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (USA), Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (USA), Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery (Washington D.C., USA) .
For more information on the artist, please see the following URL. http://ryanmcginley.com/