Ryan McGinness

Paramount Pictures Studios
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

April 26 – 28

Quint Contemporary Art is pleased to be exhibiting at the inaugural edition of Paris Photo Los Angeles at the Paramount Pictures Studios. Paris Photo was created in 1996 and is the most prestigious art fair dedicated to historical and contemporary photography. This fair takes place annually at the Grand Palais in Paris mid-November.

Over the past 16 years, Paris Photo has become a significant event for collectors of contemporary and modern art, photography professionals, artists, as well as for an ever-growing audience of art appreciators. Each edition is unique and brings together a distinguished selection of exhibitors with diverse collections focused on the photographic medium.

QCA will be exhibiting a solo presentation of Ryan McGinness cyanotypes from his most recent series – Women. Based on figure drawings from life models, McGinness’s Women series captures the essence of beauty in its simplicity of form. He 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.” Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that gives a cyan-blue print. The process was popular well into the 20th century. Artist Ryan McGinness began using the cyanotype process in 2010 as part of a commission for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Quint Contemporary Art will also be pre-launching the publication of Ryan McGinness’s most recent artist designed book Ryan McGinness: Women: New (Re)Presentations at the fair. The 184 full color page book is printed in an edition of 750 of which 500 are signed and numbered by the artist and 250 are stamped “hors de commerce”. The book features an essay by Robert Pincus, interview by Brett Littman the executive director of the Drawing Center, and a discussion with Hugh Davies the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

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