Heide Museum of Modern Art

Albert Tucker and Patrick Pound: Under Lamplight

This exhibition showcases a series of works by Albert Tucker united by the motif of the electric lamp as pictorial device, potent symbol and dramatic light source. The works are…

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Event Details

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Exhibitions

Event Starts

Oct 30, 2021

Event Ends

May 29, 2022

Venue

Heide Museum of Modern Art

Location

7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen

This exhibition showcases a series of works by Albert Tucker united by the motif of the electric lamp as pictorial device, potent symbol and dramatic light source. The works are accompanied by a curated selection of Patrick Pound’s vast archive of found lamp-lit photographs and clippings: from vernacular snaps to newspaper photographs, cinema stills and archival images. As Pound describes, together they ‘light up like a crime scene caught in a newspaper photographer’s flash’.

The exhibition seeks to reconsider Tucker’s work through the singular frame of electric light: at once melancholy and moody, technical and historic, painterly and expressive. Pound’s photographic inventory further reminds us of the expressive possibilities of electric light through modernism and the history of design.

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