Pictura Gallery

Jon Tonks & Christopher Lord | Artist Playlist

October 6, 2022| Artist Playlist

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Welcome to our Artist Playlist Series! 

Pictura Gallery is thrilled to have The Men Who Would be King, a collaborative project by Photographer Jon Tonks and writer Christopher Lord, transforming our space for another two months. 

Tonks has shared a musical playlist with us and explains, When we did the book launch for the book/​project I used a lot of exotica music. Chris, the writer for the book pieced most of it together, and it embodies the notion of America in the 60s/​70s having the dreams of heading to tropical islands for escapism, so it is strongly linked to the story of the book — people heading to the South Pacific to be received as gods and kings!”

You can read his full artist statement here and find the Spotify playlist below; and be sure to stop in during Gallery Walk this Friday, October 7th, to see the exhibit and hear the music in-person and flip through the book.

Claude Philippe Berger