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REALLY.

511 West 22nd Street

15 October - 14 November 2020

Bo Bartlett, Freedom, 2019, Oil on linen, 82 x 100 inches, 208.3 x 254 cm, MMG#30929

Bo Bartlett, Freedom, 2019, Oil on linen, 82 x 100 inches, 208.3 x 254 cm, MMG#30929

Delia Brown, Blonde Mom, 2020, Oil on linen, 24 x 18 inches, 61 x 45.7 cm, MMG#32532

Delia Brown, Blonde Mom, 2020, Oil on linen, 24 x 18 inches, 61 x 45.7 cm, MMG#32532

Will Cotton, The Taming of the Cowboy, 2020, Oil on linen, 52 x 78 inches, 132.1 x 198.1 cm, MMG#32542

Will Cotton, The Taming of the Cowboy, 2020, Oil on linen, 52 x 78 inches, 132.1 x 198.1 cm, MMG#32542

Inka Essenhigh, Snowflake (Pink), 2009, Oil on canvas, 64 x 72 inches, 162.6 x 182.9 cm, MMG#29386

Inka Essenhigh, Snowflake (Pink), 2009, Oil on canvas, 64 x 72 inches, 162.6 x 182.9 cm, MMG#29386

Chie Fueki, High Fidelity, 2017 - 2020, Acrylic, colored pencil on mulberry paper on wood, 60 x 36 inches,152.4 x 91.4 cm, MMG#32541

Chie Fueki, High Fidelity, 2017 - 2020, Acrylic, colored pencil on mulberry paper on wood, 60 x 36 inches,152.4 x 91.4 cm, MMG#32541

Brad Kahlhamer, Indian Swap, 2020, Oil on canvas, 75 3/4 x 60 inches, 192.4 x 152.4 cm, MMG#32638

Brad Kahlhamer, Indian Swap, 2020, Oil on canvas, 75 3/4 x 60 inches, 192.4 x 152.4 cm, MMG#32638

Kurt Kauper, Woman #4, 2017 - 2020, Oil on dibond, 88 x 58 inches, 223.5 x 147.3 cm, MMG#32495

Kurt Kauper, Woman #4, 2017 - 2020, Oil on dibond, 88 x 58 inches, 223.5 x 147.3 cm, MMG#32495

Joshua Marsh, Basket, 2020, Graphite on paper, 13 x 8 inches, 33 x 20.3 cm, MMG#32547

Joshua Marsh, Basket, 2020, Graphite on paper, 13 x 8 inches, 33 x 20.3 cm, MMG#32547

Ryan McGinness, Mother and Child (Ball Chair) A, 2019, Acrylic on linen, 72 x 60 inches, 182.9 x 152.4 cm, MMG#32373

Ryan McGinness, Mother and Child (Ball Chair) A, 2019, Acrylic on linen, 72 x 60 inches, 182.9 x 152.4 cm, MMG#32373

Steve Mumford, Land Rover, 1999, Oil on canvas, 56 x 84 inches, 142.2 x 213.4 cm, MMG#32536

Steve Mumford, Land Rover, 1999, Oil on canvas, 56 x 84 inches, 142.2 x 213.4 cm, MMG#32536

John Sonsini, Guillermo, 2020, Oil on canvas, 45 x 36 inches, 114.3 x 91.4 cm, MMG#32397

John Sonsini, Guillermo, 2020, Oil on canvas, 45 x 36 inches, 114.3 x 91.4 cm, MMG#32397

Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Sketch for a Still Life, 2020, Marquetry hybrid, 50 x 63 inches, 127 x 160 cm, MMG#32670

Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Sketch for a Still Life, 2020, Marquetry hybrid, 50 x 63 inches, 127 x 160 cm, MMG#32670

Gavin Wilson, Naked Sage: Dandelion Holder, 2014, Pencil on paper, 103 x 59 inches, 261.6 x 149.9 cm, MMG#32599

Gavin Wilson, Naked Sage: Dandelion Holder, 2014, Pencil on paper, 103 x 59 inches, 261.6 x 149.9 cm, MMG#32599

Press Release

Bo Bartlett
Delia Brown
Will Cotton
Inka Essenhigh
Chie Fueki
Brad Kahlhamer
Kurt Kauper
Joshua Marsh
Ryan McGinness
Steve Mumford
John Sonsini
Alison Elizabeth Taylor
Gavin Wilson
 

NE W YORK - MILES McENER Y GALLER Y is pleased to announce the group exhibition Really. that will open on 15 October at 511 West 22nd Street and remain on view through 14 November 2020. The exhibition is curated by Inka Essenhigh and Ryan McGinness and is accompanied by a fully illustrated digital publication featuring a text by Kurt McVey.

Really. refers to realities expressed by artists that are based on a shared reality (that which is real), but that has also been filtered through the artist. These new original worlds are Really.

The artists included in Really. are interested in work that takes viewers on flights of fancy and contributes new imagery to art history. They are of a generation of primarily New York based artists who embraced what was once called “alternative”—the unpopular, fringe, discarded, and dismissed. They became artists because they believed art to be a personal intellectual pursuit, regardless of if anyone is looking or liking. Really. means being interested in expanding the brain instead of the brand.

For Essenhigh and McGinness, Really. is also a way, linguistically, to assert and reinforce sincerity, as in, “Thank you. Really.” And, Really. is also “really?!”, in response to much of what is in the landscape of contemporary art today.