Opening Reception, July 7, 6-8pm / Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Exhibition Runs, July 7- August 4, 2016.
Free and open to the public. Presented by the Olean Public Library and the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. This program is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
My new Identity series steps away from my own internal exploration to discover the identities and self-perceptions of my peers. I decided to document my interviews with young adults whom are transitioning into adulthood. We discussed how they define themselves, how they want to be perceived. There was much conversation about struggles, fears, and anxieties, but there was also discovery of inner strength, peace, and confidence. As our conversations progressed I shot many photographs of my subjects. When the interviews were completed my models and I reviewed the images and decided on the appropriate image together, one that summarized our interview and their concept of identity.
For more information on Gianna Putrino, please visit www.giannaputrino.com
Olean Public Library is located at 134 N.2nd Street in Olean NY. Gallery hours are Monday- Thursday 9am to 9pm; Friday 9am to 6pm; Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 1-4pm.