Chiachio & Giannone

Paradise

July 2–July 30, 2022

Chiachio & Giannone. <em> Coleccionistas de traps</em>, 2022. Hand embroidery with cotton threads, patchwork and textiles on quilt, 82 5/8 x 74 3/4 inches (210 x 190 cm)

Steve Turner is pleased to present Paradise, an exhibition consisting of textile paintings by Chiachio & Giannone that depict the artists and their children (three dachshunds) within festive settings that convey a joyful celebration of life. The duo painstakingly embroidered their invented scenes on canvases revealing their extraordinary perseverance and irreverence in choosing to paint with unconventional materials. They reuse materials from older textiles which they acquire  on their many travels. In doing so, old becomes new, and from routine, the artists have built their own paradise stitch by stitch.

Chiachio & Giannone, is a duo of artists formed by Leo Chiachio (born 1969, Buenos Aires) and Daniel Giannone (born 1964, Córdoba) who have been working collaboratively since 2003. They have had numerous solo exhibitions including those at Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, California (2020); Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach (2019); SAPH, Shanghai (2018) and Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires (2017 & 2012). They live and work in Buenos Aires. Paradise is their first solo exhibition with Steve Turner.