Throughout history, the female nude has been used to examine the idea of beauty by artists all over the world. As theorized by the feminists of the 1970’s, the male gaze has often times dictated the work and perspective of a lot of our public imagery.
In Ryan McGinness’ latest show at the Quint, Women: New (Re)Presentations, McGinness explores this relationship between beauty and the female nude and distills them into their simplest forms. Within the show, these explorations can be seen across a variety of mediums including pencil sketches, porcelain-baked enamels, fluorescent glass and the more familiar silkscreens that McGinness is known for.
McGinness explains, “Two parallel desires drive these new Women drawings: My desire to simplify and iconify the underlying visually logical geometries inherent in my figure drawings in order to better understand my subject matter; and my desire to embrace and capture the purely aesthetic experience of graceful curves and sensual forms inherent in my models.”
If you’re in town, be sure to swing by and check out the show. It’ll be running between now and November, 3rd. For more details, visit quintgallery.com
Above, Ryan McGinness. To this day, his Color Formula Guide series for Supreme is still one of my favorite skateboard graphics.
Two of my favorite people, Tyler Cristobal and Lyzeth Lucero.
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