Ryan McGinley: The Kids Early Works Now Open!
The New York Times art critic, Roberta Smith, writes that "There is renewed interest in expanding figurative art styles...a passion for the figure and the face."
In keeping with this rising interest in figurative art, Peter Hay Halpert has launched a five-part exploration of the figure in photography, examining how different artists deal with portraiture and pictures of people. Our first exhibition along these lines featured Galina Kurlat's tintype portraits of children. The second installment of our exhibition program highlights the photography of Ryan McGinley.
McGinley has been called "the most important photographer in America," based on the impact his landmark 2003 Whitney Museum of American Art one-man show had, and his subsequent influence on succeeding generations of young artists.
RYAN MCGINLEY: THE KIDS. EARLY WORKS will feature ten pieces from Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art's extensive inventory of the artist's early works, including photographs that were shown at the Whitney and his 2004 MoMA-PS1 exhibit.
The exhibit opens to the public today and will be on view through 27 April.
Hours are Tuesday & Wednesday, 10 am - 6 pm;
Thursday, noon - 8 pm; Friday & Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm; and by appointment.
Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art
in collaboration with Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art
New York, NY 10001
(with a dual entrance at 548 West 28th Street)