Tucked away in a corner of a region called Battlestar and rising from calm waters are two galleries of modern, open design. They are the respective homes for art by Nessuno Myoo and Kicca Igaly.
The White Gallery is a glass-sided C-shape building rising three levels above the water. It is home to Nessuno’s 2D and 3D art, and includes a rooftop auditorium for presentations – although I’m not sure how active this is; the last event shown on the screen dates back to 2012.
Between the auditorium and the water, however, there is much to see; Nessuno’s sculptures are highly stylised in form, captivating the eye and drawing the observer into their narrative with ease. Some offer a twist of humour, others a sharp observation, all are evocative. His 2D art is equally attention-grabbing and can be sharply observational (iGirl). When visiting, do keep an eye out for the cubes displaying his art from the physical world.
Across the water, Kicca’s Art Gallery also rises three to three levels above the water as a C-shaped building. It is slightly offset to Nessuno’s gallery as they face one another, with the three levels connected by a central spiral ramp. Kicca makes similar use of the space to display her 2D and 3D art, including pieces from the physical world.
Kicca’s 3D work can also be stylised in looks, but also carries sentiment and narrative which draw the observer into each piece. Her 2D art, static and animated, offers excellent pieces for home display. Such is the diversity of pieces displayed, it is easy to find oneself drawn back to particular pieces – I freely confess to being attracted to her physical world art on display on the upper level of the gallery (three of which are imaged below).
Like the artists themselves, the two galleries complement one another and offer an overlapping display of fine 3D and 2D art. Almost all of the pieces on display at both are for sale if you are collector, and if you have enjoyed Nessuno’s and Kicca’s work and installations on display elsewhere in Second Life, but haven’t previously visited their galleries, then this is a destination very much worth adding to your itinerary.
- The White Gallery and Kicca Igaly’s Gallery (Battlestar, rated: Moderate) – will drop you between the two