Inspired by instructional artworks by Miranda July, Sol LeWitt, Rob Pruitt, and Yoko Ono, photographer Ryan McGinley delivered cameras, rolls of film, mirrors, and sets of instruction to his subjects—who range in age from 19 to 87—and waited for the undeveloped film to be sent back to him.
McGinley’s edition of these selfies constitute the new show MIRROR, MIRROR, now on view.
Rizzoli’s exhibition catalogue includes an essay by longtime PARIS LA contributor Ariana Reines:
“It is a peculiar gift to be trapped in something so recursive as the present, on a planet reflecting the circuits of the stars, in a society that would kill itself to become a star… If we could see and believe how lovely we are, I want to say, as the people in this book seem to do, we might not slide so endlessly down the back of the real the way it keeps happening, down the glass fronted skyscrapers, down the touchscreens our slaves made for us, scrolling down the long length of the think piece, and down the waxed anus of somebody else’s body…”*
RYAN MCGINLEY—MIRROR, MIRROR, through September 29.
TEAM GALLERY, 83 Grand Street, New York City.
Exhibition catalogue: rizzoliusa.com/book
From top: Jade, Eric, and Shane, all 2018. From the exhibition Ryan McGinley—Mirror, Mirror.
Images courtesy of the artists and Team Gallery.