Curated by Matthew Hockley Smith
Presented with Blue Sphere Foundation
ON VIEW May 26 through July 16, 2018
OPENING NIGHT TALK & RECEPTION: Saturday, May 26 • 6:00-8:30 PM • FREE
6 PM: “In Conversation” with Shawn Heinrichs and Matthew Hockley Smith in the theater
6:30-8:30 PM: Public Opening Reception
GALLERY TOUR WITH SHAWN HEINRICHS & MATTHEW HOCKLEY SMITH: Monday, May 28 • 11 AM • FREE
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.
“Art is my passion, conservation is my purpose, and for me the two are inseparable. I have found art is the most powerful tool I can contribute to help protect the ocean’s most threatened species and habitats.” – 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.
GALLERY HOURS: Thursday to Monday, 11 AM-6 PM
Special thanks to Media Partner Hamptons Magazine and Promotional Partners Blue Evolution, Lonely Whale, Oceana, Oceanic Preservation Society, Ocean’s Halo, Oceans Deeply, Parley for the Oceans, REN Clean Skincare, and Sea Legacy.
About Blue Sphere Foundation
Blue Sphere Foundation works to safeguard the planet’s oceans, halting the destruction of threatened marine species and habitats. They go where there are urgent threats and critical resource gaps, and act quickly to establish the necessary groundwork for others to join in. They believe art and media are essential tools to spark curiosity and inspire action, and it is therefore an integral part of everything they do.
Southampton Arts Center honors Blue Sphere Foundation and its Founder, Shawn Heinrichs, in a seven week presentation of Shawn’s works of art, curated by Matthew Hockley Smith. The exhibit seeks to inspire action and drive conservation of our oceans and the vulnerable marine life within them.