London Rock : The Unseen Archive - Photography by Alec Byrne
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

London Rock : The Unseen Archive - Photography by Alec Byrne

Modern Rocks Gallery are pleased to present photographer Alec Byrne's headline grabbing show "LONDON ROCK : The Unseen Archive" following its highly acclaimed opening at The Proud Gallery in London last year. 

OPENING RECEPTION - FRIDAY OCTOBER 19th FROM 6PM
SHOW DATES, FRIDAY OCTOBER 19th UNTIL THE END OF DECEMBER.


Byrne’s career began at the age of 17 when he was put under contract to capture live acts for the NME. He was interested in photographing the emerging stars of British music during an incredible period of musical history, describing his schedule as, “The Who on Thursday, The Rolling Stones on Saturday, Led Zeppelin on Monday’. From Mick Jagger’s explosive live performances to tender portraits of a young David Bowie, Byrne worked with a wide range of musicians, revealing their distinctive characteristics in each shot. His intuitive approach was of a rock n’ roll mind-set, favoring candid photography over a studio setting. Byrne’s desire to capture the most powerful imagery saw him battling to the front of crowds and racing home from performances to develop his work through the night.

The show will feature a display of framed silver gelatin prints, including some stunning large format prints, and also a collection of one-of-a-kind, original vintage silver gelatin prints, all available to purchase.

Alec Byrne will be in attendance on the night, with the show running up until the end of the year. 

Refreshments by Austin Eastciders with cocktails crafted by ShillingCrafted thanks to Uncle Billy's Smokehouse & Brewery

You can buy selected prints from Alec’s archive from Modern Rocks Gallery

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The Art Of The Contact Sheet
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

The Art Of The Contact Sheet

THE ART OF THE CONTACT SHEET
Opening Reception, Friday 27th April 7pm to 10pm.

"The Art Of The Contact Sheet" is s curated collection of large format contact sheet prints of David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more, taken by leading rock photographers both past and present. 

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Texas Music and Beyond : Photographs by Tracy Anne Hart
Sep
9
7:00 PM19:00

Texas Music and Beyond : Photographs by Tracy Anne Hart

Houston based photographer, Tracy Anne Hart is perhaps best known for her famous images of Texas Music legend Stevie Ray Vaughan. Several of these amazing shots of Stevie Ray Vaughan were featured in the highly successful Bullock Texas State History Museum exhibition “Pride and Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan,” which was curated by Jimmie Vaughan. 

The gallery will be showcasing Hart’s previously unreleased large format contact sheet prints, made from the original negatives, and a special limited edition box set of Texas Musicians, all of which have been produced exclusively for Modern Rocks Gallery. 

 

The opening reception will be held on Saturday 9th September from 7pm to 10pm. Cocktails will be provided by our friends at Provision Spirits with their "Double Gold" winning Ben Milam Bourbon and Ben Milam Rye. 

The show will be on display until the beginning of November with a percentage of print sales going to Houston and Austin Area Food Banks. Hart’s work will remain a part of the gallery’s permanent collection.

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On The Bright Side by Sarah Frankie Linder : Opening Reception
Sep
2
7:00 PM19:00

On The Bright Side by Sarah Frankie Linder : Opening Reception

"On The Bright Side" is a fresh take on the high-speed art of live music photography by Sarah Frankie Linder.

Using photos taken at music festivals and venues around Austin, TX, Linder allowed the elusiveness of a blurred, auto-focus effect to create the foundation of each image. The color of each was manipulated, while retaining selected elements of the original, resulting in a new, fresh atmosphere captured in time.

By revitalizing these archived photographs in "On the Bright Side,” Linder invites the eye to explore a unique representation of the live music experience that is vibrant, curious, and thought-provoking. The visually stunning collection features Sarah’s alternative views on bands and artists, including Flaming Lips, Depeche Mode, Savages, Smashing Pumpkins, Rush, Black Angels, Atoms for Peace and Patti Smith. 

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Scott Newton : First Edition Reception
Jun
4
6:00 PM18:00

Scott Newton : First Edition Reception

We're proud to announce a very special night here at Modern Rocks Gallery with the legendary Austin photographer, Scott Newton.

Scott will be in attendance, and we'll have complimentary drinks on offer while you enjoy the incredible photography that perfectly documents the early days of the Austin music scene.

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NIRVANA "Nevermind" outtakes by photographer Kirk Weddle.
May
30
to Jun 27

NIRVANA "Nevermind" outtakes by photographer Kirk Weddle.

An exclusive collection of outtakes from Kirk Weddle's photo shoot for the cover of Nirvana, Nevermind. Featuring signed limited edition photos available for the first time of Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic taken underwater for the cover and promotion of the groundbreaking LP,  Nevermind.

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