Fashion editor-turned-artist Christopher Tennant is launching his first solo museum exhibit on April 23 at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum.
The exhibition, “Related Searches,” will operate by means of June 30, and kicks off with a VIP reception on Saturday evening at the museum, we hear.
The demonstrate is a mix of “avian and aquatic dioramas and vitrines, handmade lamps and gathered specimens,” according to the museum — which adds that Tennant’s “brilliantly illuminated circumstances blend antique taxidermy with discarded buyer products.”
Tennant was beforehand an editor at Radar, the Day by day Entrance Row, Harper’s Bazaar and Gentleman of the Earth. He also penned the 2008 tome, “The Official Filthy Rich Handbook,” and has been a contributor to Vanity Fair.
He began producing his signature illuminated Victorian-model dioramas in 2011, and has a short while ago been building a sequence of lamps as effectively.
His do the job was beforehand shown at the Very long Island gallery and shop the Storefront Bellport, wherever visitors at an opening involved writer Sloane Crosley and top rated style-established designer Stefan Beckman, amid other individuals.
Tennant’s clearly show is also the inaugural exhibition for the Vanderbilt’s new modern artwork method.
The museum was at the time the summer season estate of William K. Vanderbilt II — identified as a “Gilded Age scion, world-wide explorer and pioneer of American motorsport.”
It to begin with housed Vanderbilt’s own aquatic assortment in his have “Hall of Fishes,” which he opened to the general public in 1922. He also created “The Habitat,” with dioramas by American Museum of Normal Historical past artisans.
Vanderbilt deeded his residence and museum to Suffolk County when he died in 1944, and the county opened it to the public in 1950.
The 43-acre waterfront residence consists of the Vanderbilt Estate, Museum and Planetarium complex, which encompasses the mansion, curator’s cottage, seaplane hangar, boathouse, antique furnishings, rare art, and information of Vanderbilt’s globe travels.