Galerie Gabriel Rolt in Amsterdam Exhibits ‘Ryan McGinley: Somewhere Place’

artwork: Ryan McGinley - "Untitled", 2011 - C-print - 183 x 279 cm. - On show at Galerie Gabriel Rolt in Amsterdam from April 9th until May 14th 2011 under the title "Ryan McGinley: Somewhere Place"

Amsterdam.- Galerie Gabriel Rolt is delighted to present a new series of works by acclaimed American photographer Ryan McGinley. This will be his second solo exhibition in The Netherlands, following on from the 2007 exhibition at FOAM. ‘Ryan McGinley: Somewhere Place’ will be on show from April 9th to May 14th 2011, with an opening reception on Saturday 9 April from 17.00 – 19.30 hrs. Youth, liberation and the joy of losing yourself in the moment are elements that feature throughout Ryan McGinley’s work, from his early roots in documenting the urban adventures of his downtown Manhattan friends to his subsequent cross-country travels in utopian environments throughout America to his most recent studio portraits. McGinley’s elaborate and rigorous process of photo-making creates moments of breathtaking beauty: naked feral kids poised in ecstatic abandon. The lack of clothing and other contemporary signifiers along with the archetypical landscapes give the photos a sense of timelessness in which the viewer can project his or her own story.