Ryan McGinness at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters

RxArt is collaborating with Ryan McGinness on a site-specific project for the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD) in Virginia Beach, Virginia. McGinness has created an expansive installation for the new CHKD Landstown Health Center. Entitled Energy, McGinness’s sprawling site-specific mural – 100 ft wide by 12 ft high! – will crown the atrium, greeting over 460,000 young patients along with their families, visitors and hospital staff annually.

Energy is an extensive constellation of vibrantly colored arabesque forms of all sizes, which the artist has referred to as ‘event horizons:’ meditative portals that pull the viewer into an infinite world of energetic color. There is a true pulse to the work. It embodies its title, as it will breathe life and inspiration into its surroundings within the Health Center’s main entrance.

McGinness is an internationally exhibited artist, born and raised in Virginia Beach and now based in New York. McGinness is known for his exuberant marriage of abstraction and representation. His early interest in design, illustration and popular culture led to a flat, clean-edged style of bold logolike images, which he refers to as icons. RxArt’s Project at CHKD with the artist will be his largest commission in Virginia since the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts commissioned “Art History is Not Linear,” 2010, a 16-panel painting inspired by their collection.

For more information about this project and supporting it, please contact Megan Skidmore at 212-260-8797 or megan_skidmore@rxart.net.