New York-based contemporary landscape photographer Steve Giovinco renders the mysterious qualities of ambient light, producing works that are both cinematic and literary. Many of the photographs in the exhibition were made while on a residency at Yaddo, an artist’s community in Saratoga Springs, New York. Giovinco holds an MFA in photography from Yale University (1989), and a BA in history from Washington University in St. Louis (1982). His photographs have been exhibited in solo exhibitions at the California Museum of Photography;
Tim Simmons’ hauntingly beautiful landscapes examine the multilayered relationship we have with our physical environment. Taken in natural settings and lit artificially, his pictures have a surreal, otherworldly quality that places them in a realm beyond immediate recognition. This illusive atmosphere invokes a sense of the spirit of the earth, inspiring quiet reflection in the viewer and prompting questions about mortality and our place in the world. Born in 1955 in London, England, Simmons has exhibited his work internationally, including a solo show at the Galerie Christa Klubert, Berlin; The Fine Art Society, London; The Blue Gallery, London, and the Galerie Made Paris, Paris, among others. Installations and projections of his work have been shown as part of the 2011 Urban Land Project, a three-part, bi-coastal installation featuring murals, billboards and projections in Los Angeles and Philadelphia;
The not-for-profit Sheldon Art Galleries exhibits works by local, national, and international artists in all media. Over 6,000 square feet of the galleries’ spaces on the 2nd floor are permanently devoted to rotating exhibits of photography, architecture, jazz art and history, and children's art. A sculpture garden, seen from both the atrium lobby and the connecting glass bridge, features periodic rotations and installations, and the Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Gallery on the lower level features art of all media. The Sheldon actively supports the work of St. Louis artists in all mediums and features a dedicated gallery with museum-quality exhibits by St. Louis artists, past and present.
Financial Assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. Support is provided by the Regional Arts Commission and the Arts and Education Council.