Currently open in Second Life, and very suitable for the holiday period if you’re seeking to appreciate some art whilst dealing with Christmas over-indulgence (not that this should be a primary reason for visiting) are two art exhibitions that are small enough to be enjoyed without over-exertion and which are individually engaging.
Freeze Frame at ArtCare Gallery (curated by Carelyna) presents a selection of images by Suzie Anderton (noted for her InWorld Films machinima brand). Taken from around Second Life, they present – as the title of the exhibition suggests – frozen moments in time that represent places, arts and events.
What is striking about Suzie’s art is her use of colour and tone to add an emotional depth to many of her pieces. This, couple with her placement of the Sun in-world to provide light and her considered use of saturation within her images bring them to life.
Within Asmita Duranjaya’s InterStellART, meanwhile, is Untold, by Jaime Poutine, a collection of her physical world art. These are fascinating pieces, each one marvellously abstracted, inviting interpretation. They project a sense of ink injected into water to naturally spread to form swirls and clouds of colour swirling against the resistance of the water.
At the same time, many of the images seem to carry ghostly, half-present outlines, the suggestion of something beyond the ink clouds and swirls,pointing to a possible story within the pieces where these “ghosts” are evident. Expressively rich in colour and form, these are remarkable pieces, and worth the time to view.
Two small, enticing exhibitions which are, as noted, well worth taking the time to visit and appreciate.