Three Songs, concert photography by Silvio Severino, The Vinyl Lounge, Cork

Three Songs

Concert photography by Silvio Severino

Exhibiting in The Vinyl Lounge, Golden Discs, 82 Patrick St. Cork

From Saturday 29th July

The Vinyl Lounge is pleased to announce a new exhibition of photography from Silvio Severino entitled ‘Three Songs’. The exhibition is comprised of Silvio’s recent concert photography and the title comes from the music industry edict that photographers should only ever stay for the first three songs of the gig, because after that the artists may look less than their camera-ready best! The exhibition opens on Saturday 29th July and runs for three months.

Silvio Severino was born in Brazil and is now proud to call the city of Cork his home. His work comprises analogue and digital photography, collage and gif animation. There are many recurring themes in his work from nature and urban landscapes, to consumerism and the idealisation of beauty and sexuality, from art versus capitalism, to the banality of publicity and celebrity.

Silvio is fascinated by the palpable energy at live gigs and the way the musicians onstage feed off the excitement of the audience. The photographs in ‘Three Songs’ capture these fleeting moments that encapsulate the relationship between the artist and their fans. Musicians included in the exhibition are as diverse as Prince, Stone Roses, The XX, The Script, Interpol, Future Islands, Dead Can Dance and many more.

“I’m delighted to display my concert photography in The Vinyl Lounge, my very first exhibition in Ireland and thrilled that it is in my adopted home of Cork” says Silvio.

The Vinyl Lounge is located on the second floor above Golden Discs at 82 St. Patrick’ s Street in one of the city’s most beautiful buildings which is steeped in art heritage having been a music store for over thirty years and a cinema prior to that. The Vinyl Lounge offers a selection of turntables, accessories and a well-stocked library of vinyl.

Since opening in April, The Vinyl Lounge has become a cultural hub and city centre haven for music fans of all ages, with comfy couches, free wifi, and art exhibitions. And it just got even better with a new coffee outlet from Dukes, a family-owned business which has been serving exceptional coffee and food to the people of Cork since 2005. /   /