“Animals” is a new exhibition by New York-based artist Ryan McGinley which will run from today 02 May through 02 June, 2012 at Team Gallery. The exhibition consists of McGinley’s color studio portraits of live animals with nude models.


“The exhibition is his first made up exclusively of selections from this growing, and ambitious, body of work. The artist visited various sanctuaries, zoos, and rescue establishments across the United States, erecting a mobile studio wherever possible and working with a number of pre-eminent animal trainers. The animals are not mere props in photographs of people; on the contrary, McGinley considers them the subjects of these images. There exists both tension and tenderness between the models and wild animals, as they claw, clutch, nibble, and hug one another.”


Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm.

Team Gallery
83 Grand Street
New York
NY 10013