We’re delighted to present an exhibition of new works by Melbourne photographer Brooke Holm. Opening on Thursday 23 June, Salt And Sky brings together Brooke’s amazing landscape photography with her keen eye for linear compositions in a series that depicts the salt fields of Western Australia.
Brooke is interested in both the tension and bond that exists simultaneously between humans and the natural world. The salt field landscapes that she captures are based within the UNESCO Heritage site of Shark Bay and in her eyes provide “a visually stunning example of nature and human intervention entwined.” Shot from above, the salt ponds and harvested fields create graphic compositions with painterly textures in ice-cream hues.
Brooke masterfully utilises minimal composition, while also creating images that are rich in detail and sensory experience. “At a distance they can be enjoyed as pure studies in colour and composition but on closer inspection the smooth, creamy and powdery textures of the works are palpable as is the sensation of a breeze as it whips up the surface of the ponds,” says exhibition curator and Modern Times director Amy Malin.
Brooke is an acclaimed commercial and fine art photographer published in numerous Australian and International publications including Trendland, AD Spain, Vogue Living and Belle. Salt And Sky will be Brooke’s last show in Australia for quite some time as she is set to head off for New York mid-show where her star will no doubt continue to rise.
Join Brooke and the Modern Times team at the exhibition opening for a celebratory drink kindly supplied by McPherson Wine Co, The Melbourne Gin Company and Capi!
Opening 6-8pm, Thursday 23 June 2016. RSVP is a must, to [email protected]
Exhibition Dates: 23 June – 7 July 2016
Modern Times – 311 Smith Street, Fitzroy
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Brooke Holm and Modern Times director Amy Malin in a casual discussion exploring the inspiration, motivation and processes behind Brooke’s exceptional new body of work ‘Salt and Sky’.
There are limited seats, so please secure your seats here.