UNDER LAMPLIGHT ALBERT TUCKER AND PATRICK POUND

Date: 
5 November 2021 6 March 2022
Location: 
Albert & Barbara Tucker Gallery
Curator/s: 
Patrick Pound (guest curator)
Admission: 
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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.

Found archival image from the collection of Patrick Pound