Art Korner Weekly : Issue#9

Art concerning environmental destruction, minimalist landscapes and the abstract expressionism of Jennifer Steele – all in this weekly newsletter.

Featured Exhibition

Paved Paradise” by Ilyra Chardin

You don’t know what you got ’til it’s gone

The words on the poster sum up the essence of Ilyra Chardin’s art displayed on the second level of the Raging Graphix Gallery perfectly. This exhibition takes its title from the opening lines of Big Yellow Taxi, a song written, composed and recorded by Joni Mitchell in 1970, and since then covered a number of times, the most famous being Counting Crows.

The song and the exhibition itself touches upon the negative aspects of globalization and urbanization, due to which untouched countryside (“a paradise“) is being destroyed by greedy corporations to create industries, farmland, highways, railroads and a number of other things. Ilyra’s art, created in rich, vibrant colors, showcases the beauty of nature which is being chewed up by man-made creations acting as a blight in this natural paradise.

While it propagating a message about saving the abundant natural beauty in this world, “Paved Paradise” is also an experiential journey which offers a hard look at environmental destruction through Ilyra’s artistic lens.

Also Showing This Week

“Simply Nature” by Duna Gant

The latest exhibit of SL photography at Janus Gallery II by Duna Gant focuses on specific elements of nature captured in a unique minimalist style.

Jennifer Steele – “The Expressionist

Jennifer Steele exhibits a thoughtfully curated selection of her abstract expressionist works at the BOSL Arts Main Gallery.

Silences” by Melusina Parkin

Melusina Parkin has returned to Second Life after taking a short break for a few months with a new exhibit – “Silences” at her own Melusina Photo Gallery.

Astral Vibrations” by Selen Minotaur

In an exciting new exhibition at the Kondor Art Garden, Selen Minotaur explores the topic of cosmic forces, connection between different entities and the rhythms and cycles present in our universe.

New at Art Korner

Exhibitions at the Main Gallery

Visit the Art Korner Main Gallery this week to view incredible art exhibitions by Rule Binder, Jeanie (jeanienabottle) and Lalie Sorbet. While Rule’s images, for the most part devoid of any post-processing whatsoever, seem straight out of a blockbuster film, Jeanie presents a set of mostly grayscale images which are rich in tone. Lalie has taken a completely different route and displays an immersive installation created using projectors. You do not want to miss this!

What’s New This Week

New Exhibits at Emergent

Visit Emergent this week to enjoy fascinating new exhibitions by Adrian Harbinger, Carelyna, Chelo Baron, Chuck Clip, Cybele Moon, Eylinea Seabird, Hermes Kondor, ilyra chardin, Kisma Reidling, Ladmilla & Eli Medier, Liv Ragin’ Bells, Mareea Farrasco, Riannah Avora, Sisi Biedermann, Suzen Juel, Toysoldier Thor, and Zia Sophia (Zia Branner)

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.

Deer River : A Fall-Themed Beauty

Explore this photogenic region set in the midst of nature by rezzing a bike, riding a horse or simply wandering around on foot while taking in the awe-inspiring beauty of the surroundings.

Human Moments Under a Red Sky

A new exhibition by Mihailsk in Dido’s part of the Nitroglobus Gallery focuses on images set under a dark red sky, which serves as a great enhancer to the emotions portrayed.

Bunyi : The Sounds of a Landscape

A stunning landscape of eternal beauty that relies on sound as much as visual imagery awaits you at Bunyi.

Never Forget : A Virtual Tribute to the Horrifying 9/11 Attacks

A temporary region-wide installation by Lex Machine honors the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that shaped the fight against terrorism in the 21st century.

Simply Nature : The Minimalism of Duna Gant

The latest exhibit of SL photography at Janus Gallery II by Duna Gant focuses on specific elements of nature captured in a unique minimalist style.

Masterpiece of the Week

Loneliness – Original Artwork by Duna Gant

Duna Gant’s “Loneliness which can be viewed and purchased at Janus Gallery II is our masterpiece for this week. The visual imagery, consisting of snowy dunes reaching out and disappearing into the distance, embodies the titular feeling completely. As we continue to stare into the distance and the vast emptiness, the loneliness becomes somewhat comforting and even enjoyable to some extent. Having been confined to our homes for months on end, it is not surprising that social creatures such as us have become somewhat comfortable with the idea of solitude and loneliness. The minimalist style and the emotions it evoked within truly impressed us and naturally “Loneliness” found its way into the Art Korner Collection.

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.

roses.
Pic Potion
You don't have to fear me
Milena Carbone
Flame.
Amaya Mavinelli
Pre-Shadow.
Celestial Demon
Angelic
Crash Landers
Sunset
Looker Lumet
golden slumbers
Cari

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