Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Kansas City's KCUR Interviews Keith F. Davis, Senior Curator of Photography at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on Dave Heath's Current Exhibtion "Multitude, Solitude"

"The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has the largest institutional holding of Heath's work in the United States, and the museum's new exhibition Multitude, Solitude: The Photographs of Dave Heath — with nearly 200 photographs from the late 1940s to 2007, from black and white to color — explores themes of loneliness and the desire for connection. 

Heath was born in 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and experienced a troubled childhood. By the age of four, he'd been abandoned by both of his parents; he grew up in a series of foster homes and an orphanage. As a teenager, Heath discovered photography, and he considered it his salvation.

Keith F. Davis, senior curator of photography at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, has been a fan of Heath's work since the 1970s when he was a student of photography. Davis began acquiring Heath's prints in the 1980s as chief curator of the Hallmark Photographic Collection, which, in 2005, was donated to The Nelson-Atkins." - Laura Spencer, November 18, 2016

To read the complete article and listen to the interview please visit: www.kcur.org

Dave Heath's artist page: www.bulgergallery.com

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