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NEW 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.

Featured artists include 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 and Gavin Wilson.

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Ryan McGinness

Inka Essenhigh

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Will Cotton

Kurt Kauper

Ryan McGinness

Inka Essenhigh

Joshua Marsh

John Sonsini

Delia Brown

Alison Elizabeth Taylor

Brad Kahlhamer

Chie Fueki

Bo Bartlett

Gavin Wilson

Steve Mumford


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