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Ryan McGinley, Alison Jacques Gallery | reviews, news & interviews

Ryan McGinley, Alison Jacques Gallery

Ryan McGinley, Alison Jacques Gallery

Star young photographer comes out of his cave

Surrounded by a heaving, drinking, swooning, sweating blanket of admirers and professional artworld partygoers, Ryan McGinley has come a long way from the caves he shot for his latest show, Moonmilk, which opened at Alison Jacques Gallery last night. He finds it hard to move without being papped or kissed or having a catalogue thrust into his hand for a dedication. He thought about Jonah and the whale when immersed in taking these pictures, so is it like being inside a whale now, at the opening, with churning crowds and this feeding frenzy? “Absolutely!”
Surrounded by a heaving, drinking, swooning, sweating blanket of admirers and professional artworld partygoers, Ryan McGinley has come a long way from the caves he shot for his latest show, Moonmilk, which opened at Alison Jacques Gallery last night. He finds it hard to move without being papped or kissed or having a catalogue thrust into his hand for a dedication. He thought about Jonah and the whale when immersed in taking these pictures, so is it like being inside a whale now, at the opening, with churning crowds and this feeding frenzy? “Absolutely!”

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I am surprised at the youth of this guy but totally in awe of these pictures, he has captured a emotion, youth, tenderness and darkness. But also an earthy, other-wordly feel.

I am surprised at the youth of this guy but totally in awe of these pictures, he has captured emotion, youth, tenderness and darkness. But also an earthy, other-wordly feel.

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