Sketchbook Selections 2000-2012, 2013, 11 x 8.5 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm), 1C, 256 pp., hardcover. Published by Gingko Press / ISBN: 978-1-58423-470-8 / A curated non-chronological collection of selections from McGinness’ sketchbooks from 2000 through 2012.
Because his sketch process is integral to developing the drawings Ryan McGinness employs in his works, he is an avid sketcher and archivist. Sketchbook Selections is a curated collection of sketches and notes culled from McGinness’ sketchbooks from 2000-2012. Presented in non-chronological order, these selections enable the reader to witness this dynamic artist working through aesthetic and semantic concerns by combining ideas, words, and pictures in this unselfconscious medium. The monochromatic printing and presentation of isolated drawings in this book reflect the purpose and intent of these quickly rendered sketches and notes, standing in marked contrast to the vividly colored and multi-layered paintings, prints and sculptures that are hallmarks of McGinness’ studio output.