New York, NY, September 12, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- September 8th marked the opening of fine art and fashion photographer Liam Alexander’s “Behind the Curtain,” featuring images taken backstage during some of the most prestigious runway shows over the past two seasons of NYFW. Hosted by CITY Magazine, Stylecaster, and Famegame at envoy enterprises, one of the Lower East Side’s leading contemporary art galleries, and curated by photography collector and art world consultant Severn Taylor, the show features select images from runway presentations including Tadashi Shoji, Rebecca Taylor, Brian Reyes, Jen Kao, rag & bone, Ruffian and others.
"I set out to create a body of work separate from the paparazzi swarming the backstage, that captures the beauty of the moment, is alive with color and motion, and captures the fervor of the backstage environment." says Liam. Few photographers are granted access behind the curtain pre-show to document these moments. Although on assignment at fashion week, all of the unique images in this collection are previously unpublished and have never been viewed by the public.
Liam's new work shot during spring/summer 2010 fashion week will be featured on StyleCaster.com’s daily photo diary Backstage Pass: by Liam Alexander - from September 10th through the17th.
"Behind the Curtain" is open to the public from September 9th through September 20th at Envoy Enterprises, open Tues - Sunday 12 - 6pm at 131 Chrystie Street, at Delancey on the Lower East Side. Contact: office@envoyenterprises or (212) 226-4555.
All of the prints featured in the show are available for sale in a limited edition of five, in two different sizes.
About Liam Alexander
Liam’s fine art and photography has been showcased from New York to Miami. Most recently in the Soffer Collec+ives Poster Show last April and The Deitch Projects Benfit for Tara Subkoff in July. He has photographed for The Black Book, Planet Magazine, Raine Magazine, Microsoft Zune Arts, Ecko Ult, Ruffian Clothing, Sparrow Jewelry, the Cutler Hair Salon, and CITY Magazine. For the last two seasons of New York Fashion Week Liam covered a gamut of over sixty shows and designers. Liam currently resides in New York City. For more information: liamalexanderphoto.com.
About Severn Taylor
Severn Taylor is a consultant to the art world, working on a variety of projects from curating for commercial galleries; marketing and pr; corporate and individual fundraising; and advising new collectors on their collection. She has curated several shows including, ‘Gone Missing: Young British Photographers’ for the Frederieke Taylor Gallery. Prior to opening her own consulting firm, Severn worked for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Hayward Gallery (London). In addition to being a prominent collector of photography, Severn has volunteered for the Aperture Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Centre for Creative Communities (London).
About envoy enterprises
envoy is a leading contemporary art gallery with a commitment to new artistic talent. Founded by Jimi Dams in 2005, Envoy was the first gallery to abandon its prime location in Chelsea for the Lower East Side in 2007. Home to major cross over exhibitions, envoy functions as a think tank. Envoy acts as a liaison to international galleries and museums, places works in collections, creates an historical archive and acts as a public space in which it offers its visitors challenging exhibitions. Envoy encourages artists and public alike to "think outside of the box” Envoy has been widely featured in The New York Times, The New York Sun, New York Magazine, Time Out New York, Harper’s Bazaar and The Village Voice.