Eye Contact
Personal Statements

In this collection [Eye Contact] I am concerned with artful voyeurism. The model is given license to explore a personal experience which is often quite moving, although the photographer’s presence inescapably alters the moment. To reclaim their deepest human emotions, the subjects must turn back to the internal space and free themselves of the contact with me or my camera. It is the instant between the private and the seen, that brief affirmation of the self which I find deeply affecting and the one that I strive to capture and pass along to the viewer.  — Leonard Nimoy 

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R. Michelson Galleries
is proud to present

Leonard Nimoy:
Back to Boston

Mr. Nimoy's photographs are coming back to Boston with 3 concurrent exhibitions spanning 60 years of work.

Leonard Nimoy | Detail from Self Portrait with Shekhina | Photograph

Leonard Nimoy grew up in Boston, where he first experienced the magic of making photographic images at age 13, developing them in the small apartment's family bathroom---turned darkroom. Nimoy continued his photographic explorations throughout his life, studying at UCLA under Robert Heineken in the early 1970s. He later received an "artist in residence" appointment at the American Academy in Rome.

Mr. Nimoy's photography is included in many museum collections, including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Judah L. Magnes Museum, The LA County Museum of Art, the Jewish Museum of NY, The New Orleans Museum of Fine Art and The Hammer Museum. His most recent show at MassMOCA was one of ArtNet's 10 Best exhibitions of 2010.

Now Mr. Nimoy's photographs came back to Boston with 3 concurrent exhibitions spanning 60 years of work.
Boston University exhibit:
Secret Selves in their Sherman Gallery

Wednesday, March 19th - Friday, May 9th, 2014
George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA

Leonard Nimoy | Matt | Photograph
Griffin Museum will exhibit
Shekhina in their Digital Silver Imaging Gallery

Thursday, March 20th - Thursday, May 8th, 2014
9 Brighton Street, Belmont, MA 02478 | 781.729.1158

Leonard Nimoy | 89-5 | Photograph
555 Gallery will exhibit Eye Contact

Thursday, March 27th - Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
555 E. 2nd Street, Unit 1, Boston, MA 02127 | 857.496.7234

Leonard Nimoy | 164-48 | Photograph
Click to view Mr. Nimoy's photographs online

And if you are in Western Massachusetts please stop by R. Michelson Galleries 132 Main Street Northampton MA to see a selection from these photographic projects, as well as Full Body Project, Dance, Self Portraits, Hands, and the Black and White Series. Books are also available.

About R. Michelson Galleries

For over 35 years, R. Michelson Galleries has been acknowledged as a leader in discovering and nurturing the careers of many of our country's best known figurative artists. Art originally exhibited in our galleries now hangs in many of the most prestigious museums in America, including New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Art Institute of Chicago. We are proud to be the first American art gallery to feature the art of children's book illustration alongside and on an equal footing with the more traditional fine arts. R. Michelson Galleries is located in Northampton, Massachusetts, the #1 art town in America, in which "the most prominent visual arts space is R. Michelson Galleries."
--John Villani, The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America

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