Quint Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of RYAN MCGINNESS: COMMUNITY IDENTITY STABILITY, which will feature ten new paintings and ten monoprint lithographs from stone, published by Edition Copenhagen. The paintings represent a quiet contemplation by McGinness on his work from the past ten years. They combine elements from past bodies of work into “studio views,” or paintings within paintings. 


Quint Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of RYAN MCGINNESS: COMMUNITY IDENTITY STABILITY, which will feature ten new paintings and ten monoprint lithographs from stone, published by Edition Copenhagen. The paintings represent a quiet contemplation by McGinness on his work from the past ten years. They combine elements from past bodies of work into “studio views,” or paintings within paintings. Included are the Mindscapes, Black Holes, and Women series. Additionally, this is the first time that McGinness has outfitted his paintings with artist-made frames, each silver- or gold-leafed and painted in the studio. The monoprints are autobiographical works composed of collaged original drawings in McGinness’ signature iconic style. This will be the fourth solo exhibition for the artist at the gallery.

The title of the exhibition, COMMUNITY IDENTITY STABILITY, is derived from Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, in which “Community. Identity. Stability.” is the state imposed motto. McGinness’ artworks are made up of his original symbols that embody deeper meaning and reflection, whether on popular or subversive cultures. He employs the visual language of authority (universal icons) and remodels these tools of the state to express more surreal and poetic contemplations of the individual.

Stay tuned for a special 3-page review of "Community Identity Stability" in our January 2015 issue.