The Ministry of Artistic Affairs
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Country Club is pleased to premiere the first paintings from a new body of work by Ryan McGinness. "Women: The Blacklight Paintings" is the first glimpse from a series of new works and projects planned for New York and Los Angeles over the next year. This new body of work will encompass sketches, drawings, paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and prints.

For the Miami launch of Women, McGinness and Country Club have partnered with The Standard Miami Beach and the South Beach’s Club Madonna. For the duration of Art Basel Miami Beach 2010, The Standard will replace their printed bar materials with items designed by McGinness for the Women project. Club Madonna, a gentleman’s club, will exhibit the first four fluorescent blacklight canvases. These paintings, and all subsequent work from the series, are based on figure drawings of over 50 models completed during sittings with the artist over the past year. McGinness plans to continue his unique sketching process at Club Madonna with the venue’s dancers for the duration of the fair. In conjunction with this project Country Club is publishing a limited edition blacklight poster for the event.

In 2007, McGinness designed the environment for the Art Basel Miami Beach Art Positions which included over 50 large-scale paintings and a skate ramp that consumed the courtyard area surrounded by shipping containers. This year, in addition to the project with Country Club, McGinness will complete a blacklight mural titled 33 Women for Wynwood Walls. Earlier blacklight canvases will be exhibited with Michael Kohn Gallery at Art Basel.

Women: The Blacklight Paintings

For additional information please visit Country Club Projects or the studio website of Ryan McGinness.