Runway Gallery is a fashion focused art gallery and the virtual home of XIII, a new and emerging art movement acclaimed for bringing beauty back into the art scene.
The artists themselves are a diverse group of eccentrics and misfits, who use an array of mediums. As such their art ranges from the traditional to the obscure, but one thing they all have in common is a drive to elevate art by returning to beauty.
Through creating artworks that are both decadent and attainable, Runway Gallery and the artists of XIII have a unique contemporary perspective of art. Through merging art with fashion they invite the viewer to see art both as beautiful and for everyone to enjoy.
A theme that runs throughout Runway Gallery is the bringing together of art and fashion. Despite fashion being excluded from the realms of Art History for centuries, these two subjects have always overlapped and influenced one another.
Furthermore, artists and fashion designers frequently collaborate, which blurs the boundaries between where one craft ends and another begins. Salvador Dali famously designed the Shoe Hat with Elsa Schiaparelli for her 1937 collection. He was also responsible for two of the most iconic garments of the 1930s, the Organza Dress with Painted Lobster (1937) and the Tear Dress (1938).
Runway Gallery will be bringing their collection to Photo North Festival 2019.
Front Image: Bruce Atherton. Roses.