Heath Simpson, artist, friend, former classmate, printmaker, and photographer par-excellence is having an opening his work SAMMLUNG this evening at the Anna Leonowens Gallery, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This long-awaited body of work, will be on display until February 9th at 1891 Granville St. Doors open at 5:30pm tonight.
About the work:
From January to June 2012, Heath Simpson lived in Berlin, Germany where he compiled the project SAMMLUNG. The work is a photo-based architectural survey of zoological gardens, aquariums, and natural history museums. Conducted with the financial assistance of the Roloff Beny Scholarship, the photographs investigate the history and innovations of these collections. What were once the Wunderkammern of the rich and elite are now public attractions. The images are sure to leave the viewer with questions, perhaps due to Simpson’s desire to photograph the spaces void of visitors or because of the austere nature of black and white photography. - from NSCADAn update will come later after the opening. Stay tuned.