Sabbian Paine at The Living Room in Second Life

Sabbian Paine - The Living Room
Sabbian Paine – The Living Room

Now open at The Living Room, the music and arts venue operated by Owl Dragonash and Daallee, is an exhibition of images by Sabbian Paine, entitled Quiet the Mind.

The exhibition is the first to take place in a newly refurbished Living Room, which has been redesigned by Daallee to present a very light, airy environment on the top three floors of the tower the venue occupies at Lagrange Point Spaceport. For his exhibit, Sabbian also recommended the local windlight, AM Radio’s Nostalgia, which gives the venue a very atmospheric yellow-gold tint.

Sabbian Paine - The Living Room
Sabbian Paine – The Living Room

Quiet of the Mind offers an intriguing mix of images which those familiar with Sabbian’s work will doubtless recognise and appreciate. Many are set within well-known locations across Second Life  and feature Sabbian or one of this alter-egos or models, centrally featured within the picture. Somme appear to be quite natural in setting, sitting at a canal side, standing on the sands of Sommergewitter, etc., while others are perhaps more surreal or present a unique interpretation of a familiar piece of art – as with Damaged People, which utilises pieces by Mistero Hifeng.

However, if there is one thing all of the pieces have in common, it is the power of the imagery created within them and the emotions they exude – hence the title of the exhibit. Nor are these emotions limited to those featured in the pictures; viewing some of them, it is hard not to feel a tumult of thought and emotions in response.

Sabbian Paine - The Living Room
Sabbian Paine – The Living Room

The emotive context is heightened on the upper floor of the gallery, where sits a sculpture by Groll Greggan, overlaid by a series of emotive terms and feelings we can encounter in our daily lives, some of which are again reflected in the pieces offered for our viewing pleasure.

Quiet the Mind will be open through until Tuesday, October 27th, when it will close with a further party at 18:00 SLT, with music by Anidi Huet.

Visitors to The Living Room can also enjoy the following events during October:

  • Wednesday 21st, 12:00 noon SLT: Plowwie’s Fall Line ~ Fashion show, featuring the music of Dango
  • Thursday, October 22nd – 17:00 Kevin Thomas; 18:00 The Vinnie Show.

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