Wednesday, August 17, 2016

UWA IMMATERIAL - Status Report

I'll be posting updates on the IMMATERIAL show as they occur.

SUMMARY as of 16 August 2016:

Sunday, August 7, 2016

IMMATERIAL: Complete List of Entries

Complete list of entries with pictures and linked SLURLs. Touch pictures for bigger.
Updated 16 August 2016.
Almut Brunswick (Braunschweig, Germany): Behind The Canvas

Alpha Auer (Turkey): The Lovely Ones

Apmel Goosson (Stockholm, Sweden): Bouncy Lawn

Awesome Fallen (Madrid, Spain): Thoughts...

Barret Darkfold (Rubi, Catalonia): Abstract Dance

Carmsie Melodie (Melbourne, Australia): Vanity: an enemy of dignity

Chic Aeon (Corvallis, Oregon, USA): Coupling

Corcosman Voom (California, USA): Monoton

Dusty Canning (Perth, WA, Australia): Thoroughly Irrelevant

Elle Thorkveld (Connecticut, USA): Kinetic Hues

ErikoLeo (Paris, France): Reflections

Ferdia Glenfadden (New York, USA): What I Barely Recall from my Childhood

Frankx Lefavre (Sydney, Australia): Reflections at Midnight

FreeWee Ling (Kentucky, USA): Thinking of you

Haveit Neox (Los Angeles, California, USA): Flight from the Scroll

HOLALA Alter (Madrid, Spain): Huntress Diana

Hypatia Pickens (Rochester, NY, USA): The Spoils of Annwn

iSkye Silverweb (Green Bay, Wisconsin USA): Windy Memories

Jesse Keyes (Dawsonville, Georgia, USA): Victorian Observation steps

Kerupa Flow ( Japan): Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow

Krystali Rabeni (Blackpool, UK): If Wishes Were Kisses

Lilia Artis (Bern, Switzerland): Who Are You?

Moewe Winkler (Germany): In the light

Myra Wildmist (Washington, DC, USA): Dancer

quadrapop Lane (Perth, Western Australia, Australia): The Artist is not Present

Ronin1 Shippe (New Mexico, USA): Pink Block

Rosie Dimanovic (France): Reflect the Love

 Sabine Stonebender (San Antonio, Texas USA): Inbound from the Oort Cloud

SaveMe Oh/Glasz Decuir: When Malevich had a TV

Scarlett (doasilike) (El Calafate, Santa Cruz, Argentina): Angels Are Everywhere

Secret Rage (Dallas, Texas, USA): Inconsequentia

Silas Merlin (Garlan, France): Guardian Angels

 Slatan Dryke (Milan, Italy): Diaphanous

Strand Starsider (California, USA): Reflection

Takni Mistwalker/Misio2 (Barcelona/Melbourne, Spain/Australia): Pistons Soup

Theda Tammas (São Paulo, Brazil): Ethereal

Yoon (Toyono) (The Netherlands): The Dark Queen

You can also find signs in the gallery that function as teleporters where you can click on a name to set a destination, then right-click to TP. Touching the lower panel on the signs will give you a notecard containing all the landmarks.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

IMMATERIAL - Latest Entries 6 (Final)

All entries are in and the UWA Gallery is open for IMMATERIAL! We received a total of 37 entries from artists in 15 countries.

I have been overwhelmed by the wonderful response of so many of my all-time favorite artists, as well as some I didn't know before. This has been one of the happiest shows I've had the pleasure of assembling. I want to thank all of you who have so generously participated. Aside from the Freedom Project of a couple of years ago (which had its own incentives), I think this is our fist exhibition without competition. No judging or prizes, just artists who want to share their creative imaginations.

I am thinking about an official opening event, but that's not my top priority right now. Hopefully we can have a few parties along the way. The exhibition will be open for at least the next two (possibly three) months. Meanwhile I will be working on the exhibition catalog as part of the UWA SiVA online journal series.

You can see earlier entries in this blog below. As usual there was a flurry of new entries at the very end, so here are all the rest (in no particular order). But better yet, go see them "for real" in Second Life!

Haveit Neox (Los Angeles, California, USA): "Flight from the Scroll"
Haveit has been one of the most productive artists I know. Here he explores further his interest in language, the written word, and form.

Lilia Artis (Bern, Switzerland): "Who Are You?"
Lilia asks this important question as we present ourselves in so many ways, in person, in social media, in the mirror.

iSkye Silverweb (Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA): "Windy Memories"
iSkye puts her laundry on the line in this introspective scene.

Sabine Stonebender (San Antonio, Texas, USA): "Inbound from the Oort Cloud"
Sabine was one of my favorite creative people going back to when I first started to explore Second Life nearly ten years ago. I vividly remember her amazing tower of abstract environments that seemed to ascend into the sky forever. She has been less active in SL in recent years, but I was thrilled to receive this from her.

quadrapop Lane (Perth, Western Australia, Australia): "Conceptually absent"
quad was my predecessor and the original curator for the first year at UWA. She is also an ingenious artist who knows how to use the special features of SL creatively. In this deceptively simple piece she explores the idea that art is, lterally, in the mind of the beholder, and depends very much on what the viewer brings to it.

ErikoLeo (Paris, France): "Reflections"
Eriko has been talking to our mutual friend Silas Merlin (also represented in IMMATERIAL), who has been exploring transforming his real life 2D work into 3D. Eriko has set the scene of an artist's studio, with Silas's 3D rendering of Degas's "Dancer at the barre." Among the furnishings is a mirror on the wall that appears to actually reflect the room itself using a trick of SL's projected lights. (A similar technique is used in Moewe Winkler's piece, elsewhere in this show). It's a subtle part of the scene that's easy to miss, but is well worth seeking out.

Jesse Keyes (Dawsonville, Georgia, USA): "Victorian Observation Steps"
Reminiscent of his "Mars" installation in UWA's "Pursue Impossible" show, Jesse this time gives us a large view of the solar system with projections of Earth, Jupiter, Neptune and the other planets.

Strand Starsider (California, USA): "Reflection"
Strand  gives us a mysterious portrait that eloquntly uses projected images and shadow to clothe his model in a kind of embrace.

Apmel Goosson (Stockholm, Sweden): "Bouncy Lawn"
Apmel can always be counted upon to lighten the mood, wherever he is to be found. Lest we take ourselves too seriously, take a romp on his bouncy lawn.

Chic Aeon (Corvallis, Oregon, USA): "Coupling"
Chic is back, this time with an elegant sculpture that is at once both abstract and somehow intimate.

Kerupa Flow (Japan): "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow"
I saw Kerupa's installation at SL13B recently and was impressed with her immersive piece with inverted heads and illusory angles. I contacted her and asked if she would be interested in participating in IMMATERIAL. She kindly agreed with this poignant gesture of despair and hope.

Frankx Lefavre (Sydney, Australia): "Reflections at Midnight"
Frankx always has a lot going on in his work. This one has some fairly dramatic surprises for those who are curious enough.