Fine Art Photographer Steve Giovinco Gives Talk at Rockaway Artists Alliance/MoMAPS1 Rockaway VW Dome

Top Quote Award Winning Photographer Steve Giovinco to Discuss New Moody Landscape Photographs in Post-Sandy Rockaway Arts Group on Monday, June 10, at 7:30pm. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 08, 2013 - Picture photographing on the rugged, breathtaking coast of remote Newfoundland, Canada in moonlight, or in a strangely quiet Beijing Park at dawn-without looking through the camera at all. The results are surprising, stunning, beautiful and unlike any other photographs seen before.

    Fine art photographer Steve Giovinco will discuss this unusual photographic technique as well as his new landscape photographs during an artist talk at the MoMA/PS1 Rockaway VW Dome.

    Sponsored by the Rockaway Artists Alliance, the artist talk takes place on Monday, June 10, at 7:30pm at 94th Street and Shore Front Parkway, Rockaway, Queens, New York.

    Steve Giovinco, who used to photograph extensively in Rockaway while studying for his MFA from Yale University years ago, will give a lecture about his latest fine art photographic landscape series, "Between."

    Many of Steve's photographs are taken without looking through the camera's viewfinder and are created at sunset, sunrise or in the middle of the night.

    "Working at night is mysterious: I love how the landscape slowly reveals itself from the surrounding dark. Often I don't really know what is being captured, so I just stand next to the camera, intuitively point it and take the picture. Later, I see what I photographed," says Giovinco.

    He traveled extensively to many different locations to make this body of work, and include the coast of Newfoundland; Beijing, China; Manitoba, Canada; rural Pennsylvania; upstate New York; and Rome, Italy.

    Steve Giovinco exhibits his photographs widely in many museum and art gallery exhibitions in New York, Europe and North America and graduated with a master's degree in photography from one of the top art schools in the county, Yale University.

    As part of EXPO 1: New York, MoMA PS1, in partnership with Volkswagen, has constructed a temporary geodesic dome that serves as a center for culture, education, and community in the Rockaways. As a flexible space, the dome provides a venue for lectures and conversations, rotating art exhibitions, film and video screenings, performances, and community events, such for as Steve Giovinco's talk.

    The VW Dome 2 is on view from March 29 until June 30. It is located at the southern end of the parking lot located between Beach 94 and Beach 95 Streets, close to the former boardwalk.

    Rockaway Artists Alliance is a not-for-profit community arts organization formed in 1994, with a mission to encourage and engage residents of Rockaway, and provide free lectures, exhibits and special events. The talk was organized Sophia Skeans, Treasurer of RAA.

    About Steve Giovinco
    Steve Giovinco earned his MFA in photography from Yale University a BA in history from Washington University in Saint Louis. 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, Northampton, 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: Th e 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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