Opening Saturday night, January 31, at 6:00 PM SLT (9:00 PM eastern time) the University of Kentucky Department of Art presents a new installation on the University of KY sim (SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/University%20of%20KY/72/126/29) by renowned SL artist Bryn Oh. If you’ve never been to a major art opening in SL, you owe it to yourself to make it to this one.
Bryn is one of the most prolific and admired artists in SL for her creativity and depth. Her work is whimsical, melancholy, and sometimes dark, usually telling some chapter of a broad story about a futuristic world invaded by robotic creatures. It deals with issues of identity, belief, consumption, myth, and love. Bryn creates other worlds of mist and shadow. In fact, this installation, titled Condos in Heaven, includes a detailed set of intructions for setting the SL atmospheric controls. (They can also be installed as a preset from a download at her website.) Unfortunately there’s no easy way to do this automatically, but I strongly encourage you to make the effort to use her settings.
Condos in Heaven is the second show at UK’s SL art gallery to be curated by Andrew Sempere (Tezcatlipoca Bisiani). Please read his artful description of the show on his blog. The virtual gallery is directed by UK’s Dima Strakovsky. This promises to be yet another blockbuster for the UK sim. An invitation-only preview show Thursday evening brought out a good crowd of the top SL artists and a steady flow of visitors can be expected for the run of the show. Condos contiues at UKY through March. I also strongly recommend a lengthy exploration of Bryn’s own sim, Immersiva.