‘Light On Shadow’
Curated by Matthew Hockley Smith and presented with Blue Sphere Foundation. Beginning May 26 through July 16, 2018
OPENING NIGHT TALK & RECEPTION
Saturday, May 26th, 6:00-8:30 PM
Light on Shadow seeks to highlight the struggle that sits at the very heart of his fine art practice. Together with the Blue Sphere Foundation he founded; the exhibition is an intimate journey through the reality of marine life under threat. Curated by Matthew Hockley Smith, the show is a powerful warning against complacency.
“We fuse dramatic imagery with intimate and thought-provoking stories, to connect people to globally important issues and inspire action” – Shawn Heinrichs
Shawn Heinrichs is an artist, Emmy-award winning cinematographer, photographer, and marine conservationist and the Founder of Blue Sphere Foundation. Shawn’s stunning and often stark artwork is fueled by his passion to protect the oceans, and the profound recognition that people only protect what they love. His images have transformed communities, and he hopes his work will inspire people to act before it is too late. A renowned expert on oceans and tireless activist, Shawn is a major force in the global fight to protect endangered marine species and habitats. His work takes him undercover to some of the most remote corners of the globe, providing a rare view of the people and circumstances surrounding the endangered species trade. He was one of the lead activists and co-creators of the Emmy-nominated film, “Racing Extinction”, one of the most watched environmental documentaries in history.
6 PM: “In Conversation” with Shawn Heinrichs and Matthew Hockley Smith in the theater
6:30-8:30 PM: Public Opening Reception
please visit southamptonartscenter.org for more information.