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Art of the Contact Sheet – Modern Rocks Gallery Turns 4

Apr 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Modern Rocks Gallery has generated worldwide buzz for its exclusive collections of the best in rock photography since it opened in East Austin and online four years ago. And, to celebrate Modern Rocks Gallery’s fourth birthday, owner Steven Walker is launching “The Art Of The Contact Sheet,” a curated collection of large format contact sheet prints of David Bowie, AC/DC, Nirvana, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Ramones and more, taken by leading rock photographers both past and present.
The show opens on April 27 with a celebration of the gallery’s fourth birthday along with these iconic images, including many exclusives and a few surprises.
The “Art of the Contact Sheet” features the work by the legendary Columbia Records photographer, Don Hunstein, as well as the photographer responsible for the iconic David Bowie Aladdin Sane album cover, Brian Duffy. Other leading music photographers on show include Kirk Weddle, Tracy Anne Hart, Alan Messer, Allan Ballard, Matt Anker, David Corio and more.

Contact sheets are a tool that dates back to the days of shooting on film, showing the whole roll of film on one sheet of photographic paper, to help the photographer select which images to print.
“Not only does the contact sheet tell us the full story behind an iconic image, these visually stunning and often thought-provoking prints give a unique insight into the photographer’s artistic process and vision,” said Walker. “It’s fascinating to see how the photographer’s eye wanders, how the mind works, and how a scene evolves on the journey towards the final image.”
The work of Hunstein, Duffy, Hart, Messer, Ballard, Anker, Corio and others will be showcased at an opening event from 7 – 10 pm, Friday, April 27 at the Austin gallery which also serves as the gallery’s fourth birthday party. Cocktails will be provided by our friends at Provision Spirits with their award-winning Ben Milam Whiskey.
WHAT: “Art of the Contact Sheet” Opening Party & Modern Rocks Gallery Fourth Birthday Celebration
WHEN: 7 pm – 10 pm, Friday, April 27, 2018
WHERE: Modern Rocks Gallery
Canopy, 916 Springdale Rd., Austin, TX
Admission to the event is free and complimentary cocktails will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, visit: http://bit.ly/ModernRocksGallery.


Apr 27, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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