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Fine Art Photographer Steve Giovinco in Groundbreaking Museum Exhibition “the kids are alright”

Photography Exhibition with Catherine Opie, Steve Giovinco, Ryan McGinley, Examine Changing Role of Family and Contemporary Photography

 
PRLog - Dec. 1, 2012 - Exploring complex contemporary family life and couples through the lens of photography, fine art photographer Steve Giovinco is included in the stunning museum exhibition, “the kids are alright.”

The fine art photography show is at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin and runs through January 20, 2012.


The exhibition concentrates on contemporary photography and time-based media by nearly 40 artists who bring the bedrock theme of family into the 21st Century.  THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT includes award winning and widely exhibiting photographers such as Catherine Opie, Steve Giovinco, Patty Chang, David Hilliard, Ryan McGinley, Tierney Gearon, and others.

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT reveals how evolving photographic technologies and social mores have influenced the manner in which families are portrayed.

According to Radio Milwaukee, “This exhibition is the first to examine the intersection of changes in the definition of family and the practice of photography.”

Steve Giovinco, who exhibits his photographs in Europe and North America frequently, earned his MFA from the Yale University School of Art Photography Department.  

Describing his fine art photographs, Steve Giovinco says, “The photographs are about capturing unguarded moments of couples.”  

Steve Giovinco’s photographs explores sexual tensions and intimate relations between couples.  The images are autobiographical but are about how people live as a couple today and document with unflinching clariy moments taken directly from daily life.  

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT includes nearly 120 works of art created by 38 established and emerging artists who reveal the current notion of family.  This is the first exhibition to examine the intersection of how both family and photography have changed dramatically over the past ten years.  

“The photographers and video artists featured in this fascinating and, at times, provocative exhibition demonstrate today’s reality: family is a complicated entanglement of people defined by love more than tradition, convention, the law, or even blood,” said Alison Ferris, John Michael Kohler Arts Center curator.

Steve Giovinco says he is honoured to be included in THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT.  “It’s amazing to be included with such great photographers as Catherine Opie, and the other fine art photographers.”  

“The Kids Are All Right” will be on view at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center through Jan. 20, 2013. The exhibition then travels to the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, N.C., June 1–August 18, 2013, and the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Mass., September 14, 2013–January 5, 2014.

Additional artists represented in “The Kids Are All Right” are:

Matt Austin (IL), Guy Ben-Ner (Germany), Melonie Bennett (ME), Nina Berman (NY), David Bush (NY), Patty Chang (NY), Goseong Choi (NY), Yolanda Del Amo (NJ), Todd Deutsch (WI), Jenny Drumgoole (PA), Martha Fleming-Ives (NY), Lucas Foglia (CA), LaToya Ruby Frazier, Tierney Gearon, Aron Gent, Steve Giovinco (NY), David Hilliard (MA), Justin Kirchoff (ME), Justine Kurland (NY), Deana Lawson (NY), Jocelyn Lee (NY), Carrie Levy (CA), Lisa Lindvay (IL), Julie Mack (NY), Ryan McGinley (NY), Andrea Modica (PA), Catherine Opie, (CA), Josh Quigley (MN), Robert Rainey (ME), Justine Reyes (NY), Kathleen Robbins (SC), Paul Mpagi Sepuya (NY), Betsy Schneider (AZ), Chris Verene (NY), Brett Walker (CA), and Rona Yefman (NY).

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About Steve Giovinco

Steve Giovinco earned his MFA in photography from Yale University in 1989, and a BA in history from Washington University in 1982.  He received Yaddo artist residency fellowships in 2001, 2002, 2009, and 2010.  

His photographs have been exhibited in solo museum shows, including those at: the California Museum of Photography; the Butler Institute of American Art; Smith Collage, Northhampton, Massachusetts; Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna; the VELAN Center, Torino, Italy; and the University of the Arts, Philadelphia.  He has had solo exhibitions at Jim Kempner Fine Art and Dru Arstark Fine Art, both in New York.

Group exhibitions include: the Brooklyn Museum; the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati; Gyeongnam Art Museum, South Korea; the Winnipeg Art Gallery, with Jeff Wall, Sam Taylor Wood; Sadler’s Wells, London, with Thomas Joshua Cooper and Richard Billingham; Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Netherlands; The Sheldon Art Galleries, Saint Louis; Exit Art, New York; Australian Centre for Photography; and White Columns, curated by Gregory Crewdson.   Besides more than a dozen group gallery shows in New York, other gallery shows have been in Spain, Chicago, and Miami.

Museums collecting his work have included: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Brooklyn Museum of Art; Yale University Museum of Art; The Butler Institute of Art; The California Museum of Photography; the Winnipeg Art Gallery; and The Lowe Art Museum, Miami, among others.

Reviews have been published in Art in America, Tema Celeste and Zoom magazine and his work has appeared in the New York Times. He has self published three books, and his work as been published in many catalogues. He has also participated in many art fairs, and his photographs have been auctioned at Sotheby’s and elsewhere, and have been included in photography festivals such as New York Photo Fest, Look3, and Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

A video about his work was created by David McDonald, as part of the series, “The Mystery of Creativity”.  Steve also invented a hand held large format camera.

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