HomeBlogFraming Feature: Ryan McGinness #metadata Collection Completed by Frames and Stretchers Team
Framing Feature: Ryan McGinness #metadata Collection Completed by Frames and Stretchers Team
April 22, 2016
The F&S team was thrilled for the opportunity to build the frames and stretchers set for the #metadata show by Ryan McGinnes*. Featured at the Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles for its opening, each of the 17 pieces required an interlocking wood stretcher and elegant white wood floater frame.
Complex and colorful, these linen, silkscreen paintings needed a simple and sophisticated wood floater frame to enhance and complement the message, without distracting the eye. McGinness focused this show on his distance imagery, along with two new series of works: the “Studio Views” is a set of paintings of paintings, wherein the artist offers viewers a unique glimpse into his own workspace, as each painting depicts itself as it would be positioned at the studio. The second series, “Screen Combines”, creates a complicated maze of a journey for the audience, where they have to find the smaller paintings within the larger context of other used silkscreens.
We’re honored to have been able to contribute our modern wood frames and stretchers to this modernist vision, and to be part of such an exciting, experiential installation.
#metadata show by Ryan McGinnes at the Kohn Gallery
*Ryan McGinness is an American artist residing in Manhattan, New York. During college, he interned at the Andy Warhol Museum as a curatorial assistant, but he’s now known for his own paintings, sculptures, and environments. His claim to fame is breaking down the idea of painting, using experimental environments, as well as his original extensive glossary of graphic drawings that employ the visual language of public signage, corporate logos, and contemporary iconography. According to Wikipedia, his work is currently in the permanent public collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Cincinnati Art Museum, MUSAC in Spain, and the Misumi Collection in Japan.