Tali Lennox Opens First Art Show

by Josefina Garcia Photographed by Tali Lennox
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Tali Lennox opened her first art show on March 18 at Catherine Ahnell Gallery. The gorgeous Brit, known for her modeling career and work for Topshop and Burburry, switched jobs last year and became a portrait painter. The canvases in this exhibition, titled “Layers of Life”, are a year long first-go, the first serious step after a lifetime of passion and painting on the side. The collection is a series of self-portrait oil paintings that comment on social media and our public and private identities on the Internet. “We all have a relationship with the Internet … we’re constantly putting fragments of our selves that are being judged out into the world. I think it’s important to be aware of what we’re psychologically trying to show about ourselves that’s not actually real. I’m interested in what we’re hiding and I think it’s important to maybe expose the parts of ourselves that we’re not showing on the Internet,” Lennox said in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar.

The former model gathered family, friends and admirers last night at a press preview and opening reception at the gallery to celebrate the huge achievement. Attendees included: her sister Lola Lennox, her famous musician mother Annie Lennox, model Ashley Smith, gallery owner Catherine Ahnell, fashion designer Timo Weiland, model Ian Jones, Brooklyn artist Ramon Vega, Princess Eugenie of York, Alice + Olivia CEO and Creative Director Stacey Bendet, legendary photographer Arthur Elgort, model Nick Rea, filmmaker Dean Dempsey, Fred Howard and Hari Nef.


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