he New York imes and Art inAmericaeam is pleased to present anexhibition o new work by theNew York-based photographerRyan McGinley. Entitled I KnowWhere the Summer Goes, theexhibition will run rom the 3rdo April through the 3rd o May 2008. eam Gallery is located at 83Grand Street, cross streets Woost-er and Greene, on the groundoor.Ryan McGinley’s “snapshots” havebeen evolving steadily since hisguerilla show at 420 West Broad-way in 2000. In the interveningeight years he has moved away rom an artistic practice that wasthe soul o casual and towardsan elaborated production sched-ule that raises the ante on “beingthere.” McGinley has gone rombeing perceived as the hottestyoung photographer in town toSebastian, is more than just a pieceo poetic musing. McGinley does,in act, know where his summersgo. In the summer o 2007, orexample, he traversed the UnitedStates with sixteen models andthree assistants, shooting 4,000rolls o lm. From the resultingbeing considered a serious artistwith a rare gi or creating en-during color photographs — pho-tographs that show us the best o youth.Te title o this exhibition, takenrom an early B-side by Belle &150,000 photographs, he ardu-ously narrowed down the body o work to some y images, the besto which are on display here at thegallery.Te inspirational images or theproject were culled rom the kindso amateur photography that ap-peared in nudist magazines duringthe 60s and early 70s. McGinley would sit with his models andlook through all o the ephemerao the period that he had collected,discussing with them the moodthat he was hoping to capture thatday.McGinley had chosen a very specic itinerary that would bringhis troop through the incrediblerange o landscapes that are avail-able across the US and careully planned a battery o activities,sometimes orchestrating the use o special efects. He has always beenquite ond o reworks and ogmachines and in this new work they play a major role.Te very articial constructednesso the project allows or situationsin which the models can bothperorm and be caught of guard.Te resultant pictures o nudeyoung men and women playingand living in the great outdoorsare innocent yet erotic, casual yetcalculated.
I Know Where the Summer Goes
McGinley’s photographs areincluded in the collections o TeSolomon R. Guggenheim Muse-um, the San Francisco Museum o Modern Art, the Museum o FineArts in Houston, and many oth-ers. Te 30 year-old artist has hadsolo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum o Art and at PS1 in NewYork, in Spain at the MUSAC, andlast year mounted an ambitiouspublic project in conjunction withthe Kunsthalle in Vienna.Tis is McGinley’s second soloshow at eam.eam is open rom uesday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm.For urther inormation and/orphotographs, please call 212 2799219.