New York, NY, July 25, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Psychologically intimate and emotional relations between couples are the subject of Steve Giovinco’s exhibition and lecture at Smith College. Steve focuses on unguarded moments showing a couple eating, resting, talking, feeling bored, listless, being sexual, et cetera—living—to capture intimate feelings between two people. Unlike other photographers, Steve not only takes the photographs—he’s in them with his wife. The subjects are unguarded moments taken from daily life, and since he doesn’t see what is being photographed, Steve relies on intuition and spontaneity. Influences are the films of Fassbinder and Ingmar Bergman and renaissance and Nineteenth Century painting.
Steve says: “I see what is in front of me, feel an emotional and visceral connection, and capture this in photographs. Documenting how people live their lives, my photographs trace the poetry and lyricism of daily life.”
Steve Giovinco earned his MFA from Yale University, and has been awarded fellowships to attend Yaddo artist residencies numerous times. Museums collecting include Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Brooklyn Museum of Art; solo museum exhibitions include the California Museum of Photography, the Butler Institute of American Art, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, the VELAN Center, Torino, Italy, and the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Steve is represented by Jim Kempner Fine Art in New York, where he has been in numerous exhibitions, including a one person exhibition which was reviewed by Art in America in 2008. Steve’s work has been included in exhibitions in Europe and North America at museums and galleries with artists such as Jeff Wall, Sam Taylor Wood, Larry Sultan, and Richard Billingham. Group exhibitions include the Brooklyn Museum, the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Sadler’s Wells, London, with Thomas Joshua Cooper, Exit Art, and was selected by Gregory Crewdson for an exhibition at White Columns in New York. Besides more than a dozen group shows in New York, other gallery shows have been in Spain, Chicago, Miami.