Soho Gallery roundup.http://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/visual-art/soho-galleries-from-josef-to-jason/826/
Speaking of vanity, I had expected such crowds to be overflow from the Ryan McGinley show atTeam, on Grand Street, but to my surprise the gallery was empty. I’d heard the mob at the opening was ridiculous. But maybe everyone who needed to say they’d seen the show was there that day. He has photographed 150 subjects, nude, in his studio, in black & white; a selection is installed at Team. Most of the subjects look to be in their teens, but, charmingly, there is one baby with a snake around its neck. Stripped of their clothes and any sort of defining social context except for tattoos and piercings, there is a forced sweetness and vulnerability to the portraits, but that doesn’t negate the mutually exploitative feel of the show (but for the baby and the snake).