Ryan James MacFarland, a young photographer worth checking out
Ryan James MacFarland, a young photographer worth checking out.
Ryan James MacFarland has a small solo show up at the
tiny emerging MERGE gallery on west 20th street.
And you can see more of his work on this website.
This 2006 graduate, Ryan James MacFarland, worked briefly for photographer Ryan McGinley, and you can see he learned quite a bit from his boss. His use of light, water and his focus on today's youth culture lifestyle is all somewhat similar to McGinley's.
(Photo #1, Ryan James MacFarland, Suspended, 36 x 24, c-print)
The works in the show range in size from 36" x 20" to small 8" x 10".. it's nice to see a photographer not caught up in the bigger is better circus. It's also nice to see a young photographer's work priced accordingly.. some of these images start as cheap as $350.
(Photo #2, Ryan James MacFarland, Greece, c-print)
The show, titled, "almost", is at Merge Gallery and is running from July 17 through August 30, 2008.
If you have some time to spend in Chelsea.. it's worth checking out.