Art in Second Life 2023 (10) “Face and Body Language” by Mareea Farrasco at NovaOwl Sky Gallery

Owl (Owl Dragonash) invited me to visit “Face and Body Language”, a new exhibition by Mareea Farrasco shown at NovaOwl Sky Gallery.
Knowing the gallery and the artist and having some time on my hand I went for a visit on Monday, February 6th.

I know Mareea Farrasco as owner of IMAGO Land and IMAGO Art Galleries. My first visit there was in 2021 (read Simploring 2021 (16) IMAGO Land). I saw her exhibtion “Painting the Summer” and I wrote about Mareea and her art: “Mareea’s pictures are quite large. They are based on pictures taken within Second Life. Most of them are in a little bit softened, without sharp contrasts, almost a bit blurred and held on light warm tones – reflecting the Summer.

This in mind the exhibition poster and the title “Face and Body Language” was surprisng for me. And Owl wrote in the notcard accompanying the exhibition “This is a new style for Mareea and she explored her creativity beautifully!

“Face and Body Language” consists of about 30 pictures displayed on both floors of the NovaOwl Sky Gallery. Mareea added some sculptures from Willem Koba to liven up the large room on the ground floor. She also added 2 pictures displayed on the floor. You can see them either using your camera or even better from the second floor where you can look at them through the transparent dance floor.

Impressions of Face and Body Language by Mareea Farrasco at NovaOwl Sky Gallery (1)

Mareea Farrasco is in Second Life since the end of 2009. As mentioned above she’s a SL photographer. She wrote about her art:
My photography covers a large field, from portraits to landscapes, from concrete to metaphoric images, from narrative scenes to still life pictures.
Pastel colors are my favorites, expressions of a nostalgic painterly mood. But sometimes I add some color accents or, on a contrary, some dark shades and shadows, showing joy or fears, related to my feelings of the moment.
The pictures I create are small steps in the indefinite journey to myself, in the middle of the noisy yet amazing Second Life.
You can see more of her art on her flickr page.

And furtheron Mareea wrote about “Face and Body Language”: “my current exhibition is the result of my effort to come with something different from my comfort zone, sort of challenge I put on myself. So I play here with the theme of the exhibition – physical and (senti)mental attitudes of the avatar, who is the focus of the pictures, and with the technique based essentially on exploring the possibilities offered by the exposure and gamma correction in the photographic process.”

I think the result is convincing! Mareea’s pictures are erotic, the women in the pictures express passion and joy of life. They expose themselves and play consciously with temptations. I love in particular the strong colours. My personal favourites are the pictures with the wild red hair. I have been told that I have a weakness for red hair.
Anyway, I really liked what I saw. Well done!

Impressions of Face and Body Language by Mareea Farrasco at NovaOwl Sky Gallery (2)

The NovaOwl Gallery and the NovaOwl Sky 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.
“Face and Body Language” by Mareea Farrasco shall stay open until March 30th.

Landmark to NovaOwl Sky Gallery and to Face and Body Language by Mareea Farrasco
Landmark to NovaOwl – Gallery & Club
Mareea Farrasco’s flickr

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Owl Dragonash
    Feb 08, 2023 @ 12:42:34

    Thank you so much Diomita! We appreciate your support of the arts.


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