The following is the opening paragraph to Capturing the Reverie:
Standing before the images created by Ryan McGinley, one becomes entranced by the irresistible visions of freedom and joyous irreverence. As we gaze upon these captured glimpses of nubile and ecstatic lives, the pace and perception of our own reality becomes, perhaps equally momentarily, transformed. It is as though we are inhabiting a dream, reliving a memory or visually absorbing a wish. There is ample room for us to imbue the imagery with our own imagination and narrative, and our mind wanderings encourage us to indulge in the ebullience of youth, whether that is the youth we have lived, recognize or are yet to comprehend. But regardless of our own position in time, the experience of witnessing a life in the present is persuasively clear.
|Peacock (Rose Quartz), 2012 by Ryan McGinley|