mercredi 9 mars 2011
RYAN McGINLEY - SOMEWHERE PLACE - 09.04_14.05.2011 - GALERIE GABRIEL ROLT - AMSTERDAM
My favorite photographer of recent years, Ryan McGinley, will show a selection of new works at ‘Galerie Gabriel Rolt‘ Amsterdam, starting the 9th of April. A show that I really look forward to and something I guess everybody should go and see.
McGinley’s works focus highly on youth, liberation and the joy of losing yourself in the moment. Particularly in his more personal works that I like most, when he’s shooting his friends in rich colorful, dreamlike compositions, during adventures on the road and out in the wild. There’s such a great sense of freedom and intimacy in the works, even with all the strange colors, and slightly odd locations that he’s sometimes putting his subjects in.
This series that will be shown at this exhibition are probably his most cinematic yet. The photos have a surreal, action-film-like quality, with people ricocheting through unknown spaces, a couple staring up at an apocalyptic sky, figures falling from trees in wet darkness. They’re dramatic and moody, full of storms and rushing rivers and night skies.
Running from the 9th of April till the 14th of May 2011.
GALERIE GABRIEL ROLT
Elandsgracht 34, Amsterdam