On Saturday, March 24, 2014, SL photographer Maloe Vansant opened her exhibition titled “Creating Illusions” at the LX Gallery. Sadly, I couldn’t be in two places at once – I was already at the press premiere of Paradise Lost in Second Life (perhaps the most ambitious and significant artistic production in Second Life for this year) and at the reception that followed, so I regrettably missed the opening of the Maloe’s exhibition.
I’ve been following Maloe’s uploads on Flickr for quite some time now and I must say she never fails to impress with her artistry, her skills and her approach to her subjects. Her SL photographs, dream-like, evocative and even eerie in equal measures, conjure images of eroticism, deep emotions and even dark thoughts – desires, fears, anxieties, always with impeccable aesthetics and great sensitivity, through a masterful interplay of light and shadow, selective focusing, tight framing and, where appropriate, judicious application of film grain effect. The exhibition features relatively few photographs, but they do provide a useful glimpse into Maloe’s portfolio and artistic and emotional world.
You can also read an e-booklet with some information on Maloe and what inspires her on Calaméo and, of course, you can purchase her art. I could find no mention, however, as to how long the exhibition will run. I recommend that you visit this beautiful exhibition and also keep an eye on Maloe’s work, past, present and future.
- Maloe Vansant’s Flickr photostream
- LX Gallery SLurl (Rated: Moderate)
- “Maloe Vansant is Creating Shadows” – Exhibition e-booklet on Calaméo