Press Release: Virtual Art Exhibition in SOHO

January 18, 2009 § 1 Comment

NY ARTS New Media & Net-Art announces the first virtual-world-art exhibition in Broadway Gallery NYC, Virtual Art – visual voices from Second Life, the innovative multimedia presentations created by artists from China and the States. The exhibition is sponsored by World Art Media, and will be on display from February 15 – 28, 2009

Virtual Art

– visual voices from Second Life

Virtual Art Exhibition

Virtual Art Exhibition in Broadway Gallery

"Land of Illusion" - Lily X. Yang

Lily X. Yang – “Land of Illusion”

Honglei Li - "Peacock Flies Southeast"

Honglei Li – “Peacock Flies Southeast”

"Imaging Wall Street" - Will & Craig

Will & Craig – “Imaging Wall Street”

(photograph by John Craig Freeman)

Virtual Art exhibition unveils the latest trend and experiment in the field of new media art – creating contemporary artistic expressions with Second Life, which utilize virtual environments, paintings, animations, videos, and cyberspace performances. The exhibition highlights artistic practice  in Second Life engaging with history and contemporary geo-political realities or utopia, exposing their complicated dynamics. Featured artworks  include Beijing artists Lily & Honglei’s video installation and machinima “Land of Illusion”, American artists John Craig Freeman and Will Pappenheimer’s interactive installation “Imaging Wall Street.”

Virtual Art @ Broadway Gallery NYC

Virtual Art @ Broadway Gallery NYC

“Land of Illusion” is a visual meditation deeply concerning history, philosophy, Chinese diaspora and current development of China, meanwhile exploring the meaning of virtual online communities in terms of global dialogues regarding cultural root and fantasy of China. “It reflects on globalization’s impact on environment and individual, which often results cultural or personal identity becomes multi-layered, misplaced, or spiritually homeless, while struggling to preserve traditional values.” the two Beijing artists state.

Work on view - Machinima Still

“Land of Illusion” Second Life performance

“Imaging Wall Street” is a place-based virtual reality project that combines mapping, panoramic video, and three-dimensional virtual worlds to document situations where the forces of globalization are impacting the lives of individuals in local communities. The goal of the project is to develop the technologies, the methodology and the content for truly immersive and navigable documentary media, based in real places around the world. In “Imaging Wall Street,” John Craig Freeman and Will Pappenheimer make their way across Lower Manhattan from the Stock Exchange to the various investment banks and financial service companies which were recently bailed out by the U.S. government collecting peoples stories of loss and home as they go.

"Imaging Wall Street"

“Imaging Wall Street”

The exhibition also serves as part of a net-art platform initiative by NY Arts Magazine, NY Arts New Media & Net-Art, which is designed for promoting new media art, net-art and art in virtual world, particularly in Second Life, and bridging cyberspace and physical spaces for creativity.

Exhibition Participants:

Lily & Honglei, “Land of Illusion” Team (Scott Grant, Kristy Lee, Bill Li, Ry Daniel Shanks, Lily X. Yang)

John Craig Freeman

Will Pappenheimer

Exhibition Dates:

February 15 – 28, 2009

Gallery Hours:

Tues – Sat 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Opening Reception:

Thursday, February 19th, 6 – 8PM

Gallery Location:

Broadway Gallery

473 Broadway, 7th Floor

tel. 212-274-8993

http://www.broadwaygallerynyc.com

Find more exhibition pictures on Broadway Gallery facebook.

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