Installationview, 2005, 11 x 8.5 in. ( 27.9 x 21.6 cm), 6C, 288 pp., softcover with flaps. Published by Rizzoli / ISBN: 0-8478-2721-6 / Part artist’s book and part catalogue, Installationview is a dense collection of new paintings, works on paper, installations, sketches, notes, and inspiration snapshots published on the occasion of the exhibition, Installationview at Deitch Projects in New York.
Somewhere between an artist’s book and a catalogue, Installationview provides insight into the works and process of artist Ryan McGinness. The book is a dense collection of new paintings, works on paper, installations, sketches and notes, inspiration snapshots, and pieces made specifically for its pages. McGinness’ work consists of an amalgam of icons and symbols. His drawings and personal iconography are replicated, recontextualized, and materialized infinitely throughout his densely layered paintings and installations.