Does anyone else find this really annoying?
I don't know of any young artist besides Ryan McGinley who can evoke Andrew Wyeth without seeming arch or trite. Or one modish enough to conjure an opening where downtown socialites the MisShapes have to be seen to maintain cred, yet still solid enough for the New York Times Magazine's prim photo editor to accept his invitation to dinner. His deft straddling of wholesome and hip has a broad appeal that drew a crowd to last Thursday's opening of “I Know Where the Summer Goes” big enough to have broken a Team gallery record, or at least its fire code.
Hoo Boy! Ryan McGinley evokes Andrew Wyeth, appeals to scenesters AND the New York Time Magazine’s photo editor! This combined with record breaking gallery attendance at his opening, is truly the mark of a remarkable photographer! Fawning and sycophantic reporting courtesy of Artforum.com.