Published On: Tue, Mar 25th, 2014

Leonard Nimoy’s Latest Exhibition Of Photography Opens At The School Of Visual Arts

This particular Nimoy’ exhibition, known as Secret Selves, is one of three currently  running in his home city of Boston. 

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Veteran actor Leonard Nimoy’s  latest collection of photographs, under the heading of Secret Selves has gone on show at the Sherman Gallery of Boston University within the  School of Visual Arts campus.

The exhibition began on March 20th  and is scheduled to run until May 9th. According to Nimoy, who was born in Boston, his exhibition has been  inspired by Aristophanes, a Greek playwright of ancient times, who developed a  theory that humans were once double-sided creatures with two heads and multiple limbs.

In his exhibition, Nimoy displays tremendous vision in creating images of models who posed and dressed to create an impression of  “alternate identity.” Secret Selves is one of  three exhibitions currently running in  Boston, which display the 82 year old actor and photographer’s more than 60 years of work.

In addition to the exhibition at Boston University, Nimoy’s works  are also on show at Gallery 555  in the city, who are running an exhibit of  Eye Contact from March 27th to May 3rd while the Griffin Museum in Winchester is exhibiting Shekina in their Digital Silver Imaging satellite gallery, with the show scheduled to run from March 20th to May 8th.

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Examples of Leonard Nimoy’s photography are on permanent display in a number of museum collections, including the LA County Museum of Art, the Jewish Museum of New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas,   the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art  and The New Orleans Museum of Fine Art,

Nimoy is best known for his role of Spock in the original television series of Star Trek which ran between 1966–1969, and as well as starring in a number of sequels and as well as appearing in the first six Star Trek movies while they also directed two of the films.  In his role as a senior Vulcan , Nimoy  played the elder Spock in the 2009 Star Trek movie with reprising his role for the last time in the 2013 sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness.

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Leonard Nimoy began his career in the entertainment industry during his  early twenties, appearing in a number of minor roles in both film and television during the 1950s and early 1960s, with the biggest part being the title role in Kid Monk Baroni.

In 1965, Leonard Nimoy first began his long-running relationship with Mr. Spock, playing the character in a Star Trek pilot, which was initially rejected by the studios .

Nimoy’s portrayal of Spock has garnered him three Emmy Award nominations whilst the highly influential TV Guide named Spock one of the 50 greatest TV characters. After the original Star Trek series wound up, Nimoy to go starring role in the adventure series Mission: Impossible which ran for two seasons, as well as hosting the documentary series “In Search of”.

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