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Ryan Mcginley’s ‘Mirror, Mirror’ Elena & Alexander, 2018, Team Gallery, Soho

"It's hard to believe that McGinley developed his eye in the age before social media: scroll through Instagram and you might think he invented it, or at least its #vanlife celebration of gypsy freedom. There is no doubt that he's adapted; a quarter-million people follow him on Instagram. Still, you wouldn't confuse these new images for selfies. Their intimacies and intricacies are introspections and an antidote to see-me thirst traps. They're a collective portrait of the artist through the eyes of his friends -- people he's drawn to, perhaps, because they share his intense sensitivity to the mysteries they confront in the mirror, which is really just another window."

    - Andrea Scott for The New Yorker

Press Release here.