Inaugurating Pace Prints' new Chelsea gallery tomorrow, Ryan McGinness' "Varied Editions," features a myriad of his latest work, as the title implies. (Click flyer below for detail.) The show includes editions of silkscreens on paper, a series of monoprints, three-dimensional multiples created using skateboards, porcelain-baked enamel on steel panels, and metal sculptures (pictured above: an unpainted version), which are already causing a buzz.
The range of work amounts to a take-over of the space; McGinness is transforming the interior of the gallery with wallpaper and wall treatments of his creation. Buttons made of archival paper and metallic ink adorn canvases in numbers generated by software. One button says, "Fuck Off Coolhunters" and another says, "Fuck Off Trend Forecasters." Funny. I wonder what the rest say.
After this show, McGinness will be immediately redirecting his focus on designing the environment for a functioning skate ramp, in conjunction with P.S.1, for Art Basel Miami this year. Not only will McGinness be responsible for the graphics on the ramp, he's working on the overarching design of the entire installation, which will include his enamel works, as well as the signage and collateral design for a cafe—napkins included!
Opening Reception: 4 October 2007, 7-10pm
4 October-6 November 2007
Pace Prints Chelsea
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