Yohannon (yohannon) wrote,

A California Yankee in Massachusetts

While it appears I'm not keeping up with actual posts, I did want let everyone (with special emphasis on the North Eastern US readers) know that I'll be attending this function with Roni (who is one of the featured models -- woohoo!).

Let me know if  you can make it, and we'll do dinner. Dessert is optional.

(insert maniacal laughter here)


WHAT:  Art Exhibit and Book Release Party

WHEN: Oct. 25th - Jan. 15th, 2007

Friday, Nov. 2nd   6:00 - 7:00PM
--tickets required--
Click here for details
Saturday, Nov. 3rd   10:30 - 4:30PM
Click here for details
 Saturday, Nov. 3rd   6:00 - 8:00PM

R. Michelson Galleries
Northampton Gallery
132 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060


About the Full Body Project Exhibition:

This exhibition will be the first full scale showing of Mr. Nimoy's latest series of works, The Full Body Project.  Of this work Leonard has said...
This current body of work is a departure for me. For a number of years, I have been producing images using the female figure... but, the people in these pictures always fell under the umbrella of a certain body type...within range of the current social consensus of what is "beautiful."

The women photographed for The Full Body Project will tell you that ideas of beauty and sexuality are "culture bound"-... not universal or fixed, and that they vary and fluctuate depending on place and time. They will tell you that too many people suffer because the body they live in is not the body you find in the fashion magazines.
Click here to read the full essay by Mr. Nimoy.

About the Full Body Project Book:
R. Michelson Galleries and Five Ties Publishing are happy to announce the publication of the Full Body Project Book with an introduction by Natalie Angier, Pulitzer Prize Winning and  best-selling author for her book WOMAN and an afterward by Anne Tucker, curator of photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
About the Full Body Symposium:

On Saturday Nov 3rd, R. Michelson Galleries will host a series of talks on the image of fat women in life, art, and the media. Among those who will be speaking are:
Leslea Newman, author of more than fifty books for adults and children including Good Enough to Eat, Fat Chance, and SomeBODY to Love.
Susan Stinson, author of Venus of Chalk and Fat Girl Dances with Rocks.
Abby Ellin, N.Y. Times columnist, and author of Teenage Waistland.
Kelly Dunham, stand-up comic, and partner of Heather MacAllister, founder of The Fat Bottom Review.
Check the full line-up and times HERE

About the artist:

Leonard Nimoy, actor, director, writer, and photographer, first experienced the magic of making photographic images as a teen-ager in the early 1940's. "I was about thirteen," he says, when he discusses his attraction to the family camera, a bellows Kodak Autographic, which is a cherished part of his collection to this day. His darkroom was the family bathroom in their small Boston apartment. His subjects were family and friends. Nimoy's first enlarger was a do-it-yourself number built around the same family Kodak.

Nimoy studied at UCLA under Robert Heineken in the early 1970's and produced a body of work which was published in two books of poetry.  More recently he produced a book of photographs titled "Shekhina" on the subject of the feminine deity.  Of these images noted art critic Donald Kuspit has written, "Leonard Nimoy's photographs show an exquisite sensibility... Nimoy's fascination with the female body involves an element of temptation as well as transcendence... One body represents - by reason of the often stark contrast between light and dark, covered and uncovered flesh - what it took Titian two bodies to represent ...what is really unusual about his female figures is that they signify profane and sacred love simultaneously..."

About the gallery:

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)

Website: http://www.RMichelson.com/

R. Michelson Galleries
Richard Michelson
Contact Email: RM@RMichelson.com
Sent by: events@RMichelson.com
phone: 413 586 3964
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