Photojournalist Alex Gerry exhibits the world of avant garde clubbing at The Gallery, Liverpool
Private View 7th June 6-9pm. Exhibition 8th June – 7th July
In his first exhibition in the city, photographer Alex Gerry turns The Gallery, Liverpool, into a dark space adorned with his rarely seen colourful and candid images of flamboyant club characters from the 80’s ’til now.
Gerry has been photographing the twilight world of avant garde clubbing since the pre-selfie early 1980s. Celebrating the vibrancy of club life, the exhibition launches The Gallery’s Club to Canvas – Art After Dark 2019 programme, exploring 40 years of club culture from a new perspective.
The legendary Blitz club opened in 1979 and in a few short years changed music, fashion and art. Launching a generation of artists, designers and musicians, pushing the boundaries of creativity they formed a movement that took British culture by storm. Nightclubs provided a safe and exciting space for LGBT people to meet, bond and create.
“Photojournalist Alex Gerry is as much part of the clubbing furniture as a disco ball. Like a moth to the flame, if there’s a beat he’s there, camera in hand, at the heart of what constitute London’s infamous party scene. He may have attended so many dos, they’ve all rolled into one, but he’s always stayed sharp enough to document it and is still going strong, partying hard with the best of ’em …” Holly Shackleton,former i-D Magazine global editor-in-chief.
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