What a great piece by Monroe…few pieces of SL photography make flames work as effectively as this. On display at the S&S Gallery of Fine Arts (which has a little inworld photography and some SL sculpture in with the RL art reproductions).
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- BlogHUD hates me. Alternatively, snapshot emails from Second Life hate me. Regardless, I’ve tried to get about 3 photos and art highlights onto this blog and failed. I’ll keep trying.
- Much more importantly, welcome, Nazz Lane, to Second Arts! As you can see from his recent posts (Nazz chooses not to use BlogHUD right now, a wise avatar if I ever saw one), he’s quite an afficionado of the arts and has plenty to offer as we share what we see from around the grid. Nazz also is the publisher of the Lane’s List weblog, a very good one if you haven’t checked it out already.
I’ve been hearing that the CARP/Diabolous team responsible for the inworld tour de force of Pink Floyd’s The Wall was at it again, this time making an inworld version of Fritz Lang’s classic 1927 science fiction silent motion picture, Metropolis. Today, I finally got around to attending a performance.
[Side thought: It's like Josina Burgess, Debbie Trilling and their partners in the SL theatric arts at CARP know exactly what trips my artistic trigger. I love Pink Floyd and Roger Waters' work, hence my enjoyment of The Wall. In the Viggy collection of classic movie DVD's, Metropolis (even my crappy version of it) sits right alongside Citizen Kane and Casablanca. The history of the Metropolis movie is really something interesting, too...click here for more info on that. But I digress...]
My verdict (like mine is important…a debatable point)? CARP’s Metropolis is at least the peer of their version of The Wall, if not its superior. The subject matter for both stories is equally grand, and CARP uses Metropolis as an allegory for the state of the world much like they did with The Wall:
So we see Lang’s vision of the future…the everlasting difference of the rich and poor, the elite and the worker, the greedy people on the top and the suffering masses…very much alive today as now we see what greediness of the elite did to the world- economics and us, the people.
Today we are living a crisis that is maybe worse then the one just after the War.
The main message of Metropolis was that it gave a solution to Post-War Germany to attempt a Social Market.
This in fact is what Metropolis as a movie created at that time. And this was exactly 60 years ago!
Are we powerless and resigned ?
Or do we change this future?
Do we change our own Metropolis?
With that as foreshadowing….there’s MUCH more after the fold, including a 100-plus piece slideshow to document this visual treat…
Kolor Fall opened his Kolor sim this evening, and I was struck at the visuals on the sim…sadly, I was so entranced that I didn’t participate in much of the conversation – I was in a rush to post this slideshow!
Definitely worth a visit. Make sure to look UP…don’t stop at the incredible fountain display at water level!
A brief artsy walkabout led me to the Angel & Halo Galleries. I knew that Talia Fournier, whose works I enjoy, was showing….and her display lived up to expectations. Ro Gastel also caught my eye. Check them both out in the slideshow, and stop by the gallery to see their works up close (as you really should see them…the detail is something else!).
Jazz Calhern hosts her April show at Jazz by the Sea in Chaophaya…I found myself especially attracted to the pieces from Jazz herself, especially the two pieces in this snapshot, “Totem Animal the Cat” and “Sailing the Sea of Uncertainty”. Swing by and check it out – but don’t stop until you hit the third floor.
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White Lebed sent me a sneak preview invite to check out the new AG3 Gallery on AngelGate Island, which opens on April 11th. The opening show is called “Primavera” and looks to be a treat for the senses. Here’s a little from Lebed:
To celebrate the grand opening of the new AngelGate gallery we are very proud to present an amazing collection of the newest art works from 38 Second Life Artists. You will find 3 spacious floors of our gallery filled with all kind of styles and media – from 2D paintings toimmersive Interactive Art. You will see a lot of familiar names as well as new talents making their debut on the SL art scene.
The grand opening party is the 11th and I expect it to be a very popular event. Here is the list of the participating artists (in no particular order):
Alizarin Goldflake, Eme10 Wind, Kristine Kristan, Consuela Caldwell, Strawberry Holiday, Ub Yifu, Spiral Walcher, four Yip, Madcow Cosmos, Blued Food, Shellina Winkler, Solkide Auer, White Lebed, Corcosman Voom, Scarp Godenot, Lippy Korobase, Amaranta Kurka, Poid Mahovlich, Selavy Oh, Xenophile Neurocam, Eifachfilm Vacirca, Bau Ur, Apollo Reinard, Kolor Fall, Filthy Fluno, quadrapop Lane, Glyph Graves, Talia Tokugawa, Artistide Despres, soror Nishi, Yabusaka Loon, Dr Debruyere, Bryn Oh, AuraKyoInsoo, Suzanne Graves, elros Tuominen, Oberon Onmura, Eddiesan Bailey, Pixels Sideways
AngelGate is a non-profit community promoting creative organization and innovative arts.
This is a very strong collection of artisans, and their work largely rises to the occasion of a grand opening event. While I can’t say too much about it, I think visitors will REALLY like Strawberry Holiday’s work.
I could probably write forever on the many pieces and artists involved in this show, but permit me to focus on one piece that caught my fancy, MASQUERADA by Selkide Auer. I’ve never met Selkide and naver seen his (her?) works before. The piece, though, looked like it was a 2D piece of hanging art. Check out this brief video for what it is in actuality:
Too cool. Make sure you get to the opening at AG3 – MASQUERADA is only the tip of the iceberg.
Shengri La sim owner Shenlei Flasheart and I enjoy one of Calli’s latest – part of a 4-level spring rotation featuring a fresh batch of Ms. Christensen’s finest. Calli actually has THREE openings at Shengri La this weekend: 1) This show, 2) A Shengri La retrospective at the Small Gallery and 3) A special exhibit on the OpenSim Shengri La Spirit build. Another tour de force from one of SL’s great photographers!
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44 out of 1,200. Not bad. Guess I’d better start writing some more about the grid art scene – or get some help!