Paris Photo Los Angeles

Paris Photo Los Angeles

Friday, April 26, 2013Sunday, April 28, 2013

La Jolla, CA USA

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 and at the Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles.

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. A public program is also an important component of the fairs which is built around cultural events involving artists, art world professionals, collectors, and cultural institutions.

Quint Contemporary Art 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. The group of cyanotypes we are showing at Paris Photo Los Angeles is from Ryan’s ongoing series: Women.

The gallery will also pre-launch the publication of Ryan McGinness: Women: New (Re)Presentations at the fair. A sneak peak inside the book can be viewed here.

Quint Contemporary Art
Paris Photo LA