Xia Chieng’s heart touching portraits, Moni’s images of decay and an emotional installation about grief and loss – all in this weekly newsletter.
“Visions of an Aspie” by Xia Chieng
Xia was diagnosed late with Asperger’s syndrome, thus making it difficult for her to communicate with other people or understand social rules and behavior. With her art created in the physical world using mainly oil and watercolor, she wants to share situations, sensations and emotions that she is unable to put into words.
Portraying a wide range of emotions from happiness to sadness, from the heights of hope and positivity to the depths of darkness and depression, Xia’s mesmerizing portraits offer us a glimpse into her mind as well as several aspects of her life in RL. Xia sees artistic creation as a tool for self-transformation and healing. It is her way to establish a dialogue with her own internal demons and those of our culture, a means to create her own myths with which she moves through the world.
Despite going through some dark times in her life, Xia managed to find solace through art. Thus, this exhibition is also a testament to the power of art and the many people whose lives it touches and enhances in the world. “Visions of an Aspie” is a powerful, emotional display of art that will linger in your mind for a long time after your visit.
- The Janus Gallery – Sinful Retreat
Also Showing This Week
“Images of Decay” by Monique Beebe
Monique Beebe presents yet another stunning exhibition comprising of a series of portraits, which focus on decay and the important role it plays within the cycle of life while also serving as a critique of social injustices.
- IMAGO Art Gallery 1B – Broken Mountain
“Empty Chairs” by Terry Gold
Terry Gold’s extremely personal and emotional build, which she dedicates to her father, deals with the loss of a family member and the grief that follows.
- Solo Arte – Mystic Bay
New Exhibits at the Nitroglobus Gallery
Two new exhibits, RED SKY by Mihailsk and ONE DAY by Dido herself, await our visit at the Nitroglobus Gallery. Differing greatly in tone, both of them are equally engaging.
- Nitroglobus Gallery – Sunshine Homestead
Elo Constantine at Art Mill
A unique artist from Morocco presents a fascinating collection of her works in the first ever exhibition of the art miLL Gallery.
- art miLL Gallery – Southfield
New at Art Korner
“Fade to Black” by Fredizzle Brown
As photographers, we pay a great deal of attention to light, and for good reason. Light is the basis of all photography – and impacts what we see, and how we see it!
But while we focus a great deal on light, darkness – the absence of light, is often overlooked. This is unfortunate since darkness – and shadows are important as well. The play between light and dark and the contrast between different shades of light can have a significant impact on a composition and the moods it evokes in a viewer.
“Fade to Black” by Fredizzle Brown embraces the world of darkness and shadows. His portraits and avatar studies are proof of the fact that sometimes, it is not the presence but the absence of light that is required to portray a subject, an emotion or a mood in the perfect manner.
Set in a grungy urban/industrial setting, this exhibit takes us on a captivating journey through Fredizzle’s evocative art which, together with the environment, manages to keep you engaged till the very end.
- Special Exhibition Space – Art Korner Blog & Gallery, DeJu
What’s New This Week
Draco Igneus at Sinful Retreat
Last week, London Junkers unveiled Draco Igneus, his gigantic build at Sinful Retreat consisting of an enormous lava-spewing dragon in a pool of fire. This is an installation that will leave you fascinated!
- Draco Igneus – Sinful Retreat
OSC/ACS Solace Photo Contest
The OSC/ACS Solace Photo Contest aims to support the American Cancer Society through Out Shop Cancer (OSC/ACS) during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Sponsored by Wythburn, the contest is based around the region of Thirlmere.
Use the following Landmark to reach the Photo Contest Booth at Thirlmere to get the information notecard regarding the contest. Contest closes September 30th, 2021 at 11:59 pm SLT.
- Photo Contest Booth – Thirlmere
On the Art Exhibits HUD This Week
The latest edition of the Art Korner Exhibits HUD is out! One-touch TPs to exhibits that have opened over the past week in a single wearable HUD!
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On the Blog This Week
We covered some exciting art exhibitions and scenic sims in the past week on our blog. Here is a brief look at them.
Our “Picks of the Month” for September are out! Each month we pick out six outstanding places in SL – scenic sims which are suited to photography and exploration. Some of these places are brand new, while some of them have been around a while.
Rest assured, you will have a great time at each of these places. So take out your camera and go exploring!
IMAGO Art Gallery opens its doors again with an exhibition of exquisite portraits by Monique Beebe that reflects on the cyclical nature of life and death.
Titled “Visions of an Aspie“, this grand display of art by Xia Chieng at The Janus Gallery is extremely engaging and a fitting example of how art can transform lives for the better.
Best of Flickr
The Art Korner Flickr Group always contains some really wonderful additions by some of the most creative individuals. Some of them are established figures in the world of art while others are still starting off on their journey. This is where we highlight some incredible images from our Flickr group.
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