Art in Second Life 2020 (29) SUBCUTAN Art Gallery and Multimedia Centre

Following my visit at Eta’s Extempore Gallery and Lounge (read here) where I saw Sophie Marie Sinclair (perpetua1010)’s exhibition “Inspiration in Red”, I visited the SUBCUTAN Art Gallery and Multimedia Centre, which is Spohie’s own gallery.

SUBCUTAN Art Gallery and Multimedia Centre consists of several buildings that are arranged around a broad and wide court in the center: The Main Gallery and Multimedia Centre, 3 gallery buildings and a party and event building (cube). In the center is a meeting point and across that is an inforamtion centre under a tent where you can also get a freebie (for joining the group)

The whole setting is ultra modern and the buildings have a modern architecture with a lot of glass for natural light. You find enough areas to party, to meet or for celebrations. I started my visit at the information centre which offers the above mentioned freebie (a handbag with a Lagerfeld likeness) and information about what is shown in the different buildings.

SUBCUTAN Art Gallery and Multimedia Centre – Information Centre

“Sophie Marie Sinclair is a RL painter and book author. She mainly paints nude from models and abstract art. She loves to experiment with different kind of paint and lithography. She has made several book illustrations and was for many years political cartoonist for a well known satire magazine. She lived and worked in the Unites States, Australia, Rome and Monaco.”
(taken from the notcard I got at the Extempore Gallery and Lounge)

Gallery 1 showns Sophie Marie Sinclair’s art with the title “Emotions in Black and White”. Sophie’s art is not explicit, you always need to look longer and more detailed at them to get the gist, to see the emotion and thus her art has a particular effect on the viewer.

SUBCUTAN Art Gallery and Multimedia Centre – Gallery 1: “Emotions in Black and White”

Gallery 2 shows Sophie Marie Sinclair’s art with the title “Red Expressions”, which I saw at Eta’s Extempore Gallery and Lounge under the title “Inspiration in Red”, powerful paintings in red with a fantastic 3D-effect.

SUBCUTAN Art Gallery and Multimedia Centre – Gallery 2: “Red Expressions”

Gallery 3 is was not occupied with an exhibtion on the time of my visit (May 2nd).

The cube is a great place to party and celebrate. Again the space has an ultramodern setting. I had fun looking at the details and in these times the flamingo sign “corona” conjured a smile in my face.

SUBCUTAN Art Gallery and Multimedia Centre – Cube

I ended my visit at the Main Gallery and Multimedia Centre. In front of it are two sculptures: “Sisters” by Cherry Manga and “Apple Fall ‘Strength’ Fragment” by Apple Pancake. Both sculptures can develop their expressional strength standing alone with the modern environment as backround.

SUBCUTAN Art Gallery and Multimedia Centre – Main Building with sculptures in front of it, lower right shows “granite art” exhibited around the staircase

Inside of the building is a presentation hall where you can watch movies or other performance art. At the time of my visit, I could watch a video about the “SUBCUTAN Art Gallery and Multimedia Centre“.

In the Main Gallery and Mulitmedia Centre you find more of Sophie’s art. On the ground floor the exhibtion titled “Yellow Nude Expressions”, which picks up the theme of “Emotions in Black and White”, just in yellow. Again you have to look twice to see persons and emotions, the pictures are a bit more explicit though.

SUBCUTAN Art Gallery and Multimedia Centre – Main Gallery: “Yellow Nude Expressions”

Around the staircase to the 2nd floor of the Main Gallery and Mulitmedia Centre you find some picture that look like granite, like patterns engraved in granite. On the 2nd floor is again a large corner for events or celebrations in front of a picture titled “Akt Blau liegend” and another exhibition of Spohie’s art with quite erotic, colourful and expressive bodies and faces. I found no title for this part.

SUBCUTAN Art Gallery and Multimedia Centre – Main Gallery: art on the 2nd floor

SUBCUTAN Art Gallery and Multimedia Centre is worth a visit and if it is just for the architecture. Sophie Marie Sinclair (perpetua1010)’s art covers several styles yet most of her pictures do express strong emotions and they develop their effect on the viewer who takes a second and third look at them. This effect is also expressed in the name of the gallery centre: subcutan – because the art gets under your skin.

It might have not been my last vist. Thank you Sophie for your art and for creating the SUBCUTAN Art Gallery and Multimedia Centre. I look forward to seeing more exhibtions.

Landmark to SUBCUTAN Art Gallery and Multimedia Centre
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ocean%20Island/136/128/1002
video about SUBCUTAN Art Gallery and Multimedia Centre
https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZXT4jc-b6MI

Art in Second Life 2020 (18A) Endometriosis by Cherry Manga

On Friday, April 10th, I had some time in the later morning and went on a short art-tour. I first went to “Hannington Endowment for the Arts at Xeltentat Enterprises” (HEA). On April 10th, at night, a new installation was going to be opened “Endometriosis by Cherry Manga” and I had a quick look at it.
I came across Cherry Manga in January when I visited Strange Garden (see here), which is located in a huge skybox sphere at ADreNaLin, a new art and music place owned by JadeYu Fhang and Cherry Manga. And at the opening of “Endometriosis by Cherry Manga” the music was by JadeYu.

Endimetriosis by Cherry Manga at HEA gallery (1)

“Endometriosis is a condition in which cells similar to those in the endometrium, the layer of tissue that normally covers the inside of the uterus, grow outside of it. Most often this is on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and tissue around the uterus and ovaries; however, in rare cases it may also occur in other parts of the body (source: wikipedia)

Endimetriosis by Cherry Manga is a 3D installatio with a large female figure in the center. The woman suffers from Endimetriosis and is surrounded by red blood plates floating around her. I personally suffered with her but I also was impressed by the artful creation and how the moving light made her look differently from various angels and even from one position. I can imagine that there’s an additional effect with the right music.

Endimetriosis by Cherry Manga at HEA gallery (2)

Hannington Endowment  for the Arts at Xeltentat Enterprises – Despite ist name “Xeltentat Enterprises” is not a Commercial sim in any way. It is a peaceful and private area for contemplation and Relaxation, nd is proud to host Artists at The Hive!”
It is owned by Hannington Xeltentat. “Hanningtom Endowment for the Arts at Xeltentat Enterprises” – or short HEA, was built by Tansee, who also runs the gallery.  Thank you Hannington for providing the space and thank you Tansee from enabling the isntallation “Endometriosis by Cherry Manga”

Landmark to Hannington Endowment for the Arts at Xeltentat Enterprises
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Xeltentat%20Enterprises/127/126/3503

Art in Second Life 2020 (4) Strange Garden

On scoop.it SL Destinations I came across a post on 99 faces “Strange Garden by Cherry Managa“. The picture along with the post caught my attention.
Strange Garden is located in a huge skybox sphere at ADreNaLin, a new art and music place owned by JadeYu Fhang and Cherry Manga. In the above mentioned blogpost you’ll find a short video taken at Secret Garden, that gives you an even better impression of what to expect.

Impressions of Strange Garden (1)

The installation was created by Cherry Manga and is held in black and while. There’re for sure several ways how you can interpret it, art looks different for everybody and causes different thoughts. One possible interpretation is given in the blogpost on 99 faces. For me it simply set my mind free to wander.
The background consist of bald trees and the silhouette of what could be a bit City. Inside all objects are either black or white and thes wave with the wind or move. Thus you get a different view all the time. At the landing is a stair that winds up into the sky. If you walk upstairs you will fall down at one point. At the landing point you also find a free avatar, a fantasy being in black and white, that you can use for your visit and that will make you melt into the installation and become a part of it – if you like.
When you visit be prepared that you can suddently fall out of the sphere, in particular when you go closer to the walls. It might be intended, who knows *winks*.  Don’t worry, in Second Life you can fly back and re-enter the Strange Garden easily.

Impressions of Strange Garden (2)

There’s kind of a pond in the center and inside is a shark and a jellyfish. At one place you find sort of a grave with a skull and candles but at least for me the Strange Garden isn’t scary. It’s fantasy … black and white … life and death … danger and the feeling of security, it’s beautiful and ugly … and maybe that is why it makes your mind and thoughts wander.
Cherry also created the music that you hear when visiting Strange Garden, a psychedelic sound and very fitting to what you see.

Impressions of Strange Garden (3)

You can buy some of the objects used at Strange Garden, just hover over the object and you might get the L$ symbol for purchasing. You should also visit the ADreNaLin store where you can get some of Cherry Manga’s art for free, the teleport point to the store is just next to the landing. The store itself with it’s geometrical forms that move up and down, with its cubes and walls is worth a visit!

Impressions of Strange Garden (4) – the picture in the lower right is taken at the ADreNaLin store

Strange Garden is an intriguing installation and should be available for another couple of weeks. Thank you, Cherry, for creating this installation. Thank you JadeYu Fhang and Cherry Manga for the new art and music place ADreNaLin, that is tagged in the landmark profile with “Original Art, Animesh, avatars, freebies store, Musique Venue

Landmark to Strange Garden
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ADRENALINA/34/222/1954
Landmark to ADreNaLin store
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ADRENALINA/73/220/1761
Blogpost on 99 faces “Strange Garden by Cherry Managa”
https://99faces.com/strange-garden-by-cherry-manga/