Art in Second Life 2021 (59) Symphony in Red by Melusina Parkin

I visited the exhibtion “Symphony in Red” by Melusina Parkin at her Melusina Photo Gallery, that opened mid of June. The gallery is located upsatirs of Melusina Parkin’s store “Melu Deco“, that offers Art Deco furniture, lamps, rugs and home accessories. Many of the items are copies of famous 1920-40s designers’ objects.

Melusina Parkin’s photos tend towards minimalism, which is Melu’s main inclination: simple details from daily life or usual landscapes are the subject of mostly empty scenes, stressing voids, space, geometries, lights; this reveals hidden meanings or pushes the observer to give them her/his own one. Her favorite subjects are wide landscapes, city views, industrial environments, popular lifestyles and daily objects.

For her exhibtion “Symphony in Red” Melusina picked pictures that are just a bit less minimalisitc and shows “how the warm light of the afternoons, the bright colors (first, the reds!), the crowded images can be another amazing way to see our world and its details.

Impressions of “Symphony in Red” by Melusina Parkin (1)

Many of the showcased pictures reminded me of of her exhibition “Roadside”, which I visited last year (read here). Yet the red tones, the warmth of the afternoon sun, make a difference. Still Meulisna’s pictures force the viewer to focus on the main details and by this you get drawn into her pictures and begin to spin your own story around them.
I’m quite intrigued of her style and “Symphony in Red” is in my eyes another collection of masterpieces.

In the center of the exhibition room you find a table with books. Those who are regular visitors to Melusina Parkin’s exhibitions know these books already:
Melusina All-in-One Exhibits allow you to keep at home the whole exhibit you visited and loved. It’s an alternative kind of the exhibit catalogue: you can hang the object on your home’s walls and enjoy the changing images.
They come in four versions, that you can choose according to your home style: plain or framed, changing image by touch or in random loop. The objects are set as modifiable, so you can adapt them to your walls.

Impressions of “Symphony in Red” by Melusina Parkin (2)

Melusina Parkin is in Second Life since September 2008. She has been a fashion manager, a journalist, a furniture creator, a builder, a decorator and a photographer. Her work as a photographer has been showcased in more than 50 exhibitions – from which I saw just a few. Melusina has a flickr account which counts more than 13,000 (!) photographs. Extensive collections of her photos can be seen also on her blog Virtual Exhibits and on some slideshows on Youtube (links under this post).

The exhibition “Symphony in Red” shall stay open for visitors at least until end of July. Enjoy your visit!

Landmark to Melusina Photo Gallery
Landmark to Melusina Parkin’s store for Art Deco furniture “Melu Deco”
Melusina Parker’s flickr
Melusina Parkin’s Virtual Exhibit blog
On line book Second Life exhibits 2011-2019
Melusina Parkin’s youtube channel

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