the exhibiting artist Milena
Monday, 11 January 12 pm SLT was the official opening for the exhibition 'American Shot' by Milena Carbone at Nitroglobus gallery. The music was tuned by fabulous DJ Boo (i.e. Betty Tureaud) and Venus Adored shot amazing particles.
DJ Boo tuned for almost 4 hours in a row and during that time the gallery was constantly full. People came and went and others kept on arriving.
The atmosphere as well as the tunes and particles were great and so were the awesome looking avi's that visited.
My friend Traci, who is much better in making images than I am, was the photographer of the evening. Most of the cool images you see here in this post are hers. Oh well you will recognize no doubt :-)
Traci and I waiting for the party to begin
main players from left to right: Milena Carbone, the artist,
DJ Boo (Betty Tureaud) and Venus Adored, particles artist
The evening before the party Inara Pey published a review about the exhibition 'American Shot' in her blog Modemworld, which made Milena and me very happy. Here's a quote from that blog post:
'and in this exhibition, we have one of the most expansive and provocative installations I’ve seen within Second Life. For her canvas, Milena essentially takes the entirety of human history, using it to outline the rise of civilisation – notably western civilisation – and the corruptions that have inevitably followed, with a focus on the American Empire.
To say American Shot is richly layered would be an understatement; truth be told it is a complex piece that, for some at least, might make for uncomfortable viewing, given it is exceptionally timely in its presentation, indirectly touching, as it does, on events that have recently unfolded in the United States.' ....... ----->
please read more of this indepth analysis in Inara Pey's blogpost
The exhibition 'American Shot' part I will be at Nitroglobus until the end of January. Then Milena will change the 14 images on the walls of the gallery, for the other set of 14 which are also part of this exhibition and which will be on the walls till the end of February.
Don't forget to admire the art book Milena made of this installation. It's a piece of art itself. You will find the book at entrance point as well as on the table in the cafe of the gallery, where you also find a free viewing copy.
A few days ago another cool review of the exhibition was placed in Diomita and Jenny Maurer's blog.
Images of visitors (lots of them):
Betty Tureaud (the DJ)