Saturday, November 15, 2008

Photographs by Leonard Nimoy on Exhibit in Alabama

Leonard NimoyActor/director Leonard Nimoy is probably best known to most as the Vulcan, Spock in the science fiction television and movie series, Star Trek. Leonard Nimoy spends much of his time now creating and displaying his fine art photography. Nimoy’s love of photography began when he was a teenager in the 1940s. In the 1970s he studied photography under Robert Heineken at UCLA, and in 2001 he received an “artist in residence” appointment at the American Academy in Rome. Leonard Nimoy’s photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world.

Leonard Nimoy The Full Body Project Book CoverPhotographs by Leonard Nimoy, from "The Full Body" series will be on exhibition at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Visual Arts Gallery from February 6 - 28, 2009. "The Full Body" series, described as,"an examination of concepts of female beauty and sexuality", consists of photographs of large-bodied women. In most of the photographs the women are nude. These photographs have also been published in a book titled The Full Body Project: Photographs by Leonard Nimoy.

In conjunction with the exhibit, Nimoy will lecture on his photographic works at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, as the UAB Department of Art and Art History's 2009 John Morton Visiting Artist. The lecture, free and open to the public, will take place in UAB's Volker Hall.

Prior to the lecture, at 5:30 p.m., a reception for the artist will be held in the UAB Visual Arts Gallery. Tickets to the reception are $100. For more information see:

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