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Exhibition: Nocturnal Reflection: Midnight Modern III & Book Launch

We are very excited to be presenting our first exhibition for 2017 – exhibition and book launch Nocturnal Reflection: Midnight Modern III from one of our favourite artists Tom Blachford.


Opening Thursday 9 March the show brings together previously unseen works from Tom’s third series of Midnight Modern and the Melbourne launch of the publication “Midnight Modern: Palm Springs Under the Full Moon”, a hardcover release, published by powerHouse, NYC. Go Tom!

Photography by Tom Blachford

As you may know the series documents the famed modernist period homes of Palm Springs, including prominent properties such as the Kaufmann Residence, Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estate and Frey II house. Tom has charmed his way into the Palm Springs scene managing to get unprecedented access to these iconic homes, photographing them from inside their boundaries, rather than just from the street as with his first series.

These highly moody scenes, entirely absent of people, pay homage to the pinnacle of modernist architecture. In his most recent photo shoot Tom has included several modernist cars further emphasising the style of the time. “Palm Springs, to me, is an inhabited shrine to the sun, to cocktails and hedonism. It has functioned for so much of its life as a Mecca for design and lifestyle, I wanted to capture its dark side”.

Photography by Tom Blachford

Tom Blachford holds a strong international presence and has been actively exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions both locally and overseas. In 2016, Tom’s work was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Bowness Photographic Prize. This will be Tom’s second exhibition with Modern Times Gallery and his first publication launch.

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Opening 6-8pm, Thursday 9 March 2017. RSVP to [email protected]

Exhibition Dates: 9 March – 23 March 2017

Modern Times Gallery – 311 Smith Street, Fitzroy

For enquiries contact Irina Asriian on [email protected]

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