Art in Second Life 2022 (92) Melancholia by Alex Riverstone @ NovaOwl Gallery

I got an invitation by Owl (Owl Dragonash) to visit the NovaOwl Gallery and to see “Melancholia” by Alex Riverstone. I had never heard about Alex Riverstone ((alex44.riverstone) and was curious. Together with the invitation I got 2 exhibitions posters and a notecard with the biography of the the artist.

Exhibition posters for “Melancholia” by Alex Riverstone @ NovaOwl Gallery

The exhibition consists of about a dozen pictures. All pictures are quite different and if I didn’t knew better I hadn’t suspected the same artist behind them. All pictures are based on SL photography and processed in different ways. Some are reduced to monochrome or almost monochrome pictures, others are in intense colours. And one picture is just minimalistic and reminded me of Melusina Parkin’s artwork.

Impressions of “Melancholia” by Alex Riverstone @ NovaOwl Gallery (1)

Alex Riverstone (alex44.riverstone) wrote in the notecard with his biography:
Photography has been a life long interest, starting when I acquired an instamatic camera at age 9. SecondLife has allowed me to enjoy it in a different way: allowing the exploration of scenes, poses and angles which wouldn’t be practical in the real world. My photos have been exhibited at the Hoot Suite Gallery, Elven Falls Gallery, Art House at Kii’wik Sanctuary, Raglan Shire Art Walk and Katmee Gallery. I enjoy finding new places to photograph and am continually amazed by the variety and creativity that i find.

Impressions of “Melancholia” by Alex Riverstone @ NovaOwl Gallery (2)

Alex is in Second Life since 2010. He has an own gallery at Elven Falls, and he has an flickr account.

The NovaOwl Gallery is owned by Uli Jansma, Owl (Owl Dragonash) is the general manager. NovaOwl is an international community on the mainland continent of Corsica. NovaOwl is located on Novatron. It is a meeting place where events take place regularly. Thank you Uli and Owl for providing the space for the art and for enabling this exhibition. I enjoyed my visit.
The exhibition shall be opened until December 31st, 2022.
Thank you Alex (alex44.riverstone) for your great pictures. I am amazed by the broad variety of styles and techniques that you use for your artwork.

Landmark to NovaOwl – Gallery & Club and to “Melancholia” by Alex Riverstone
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Novatron/131/102/23
Alex Riverstone (alex44.riverstone)’s flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexsecondlife/
Alex Riverstone (alex44.riverstone)’s gallery at Elven Falls
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elven%20Falls/126/53/22

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Owl D.
    Nov 17, 2022 @ 12:54:20

    Diomita, I appreciate the work you do with your blog and have found quite a few new artists to me through your reviews. Thank you for coming by and visiting Alex’s work. I am happy to introduce you to a new to you artist too! 💜

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