The new ArtSpace gallery has opened recently in Second Life and I took some time to visit its first exhibition and the surrounding sim where it is located: TejanoTech, kept by the University of Texas at San Antonio. Both the gallery and the sim actually fit each other and feel like a coherent environment, because not only their purposes but also their architectural aspects are somewhat complementary.
ArtSpace’s first exhibition brings photo-based pieces, sculptures and installations by Bryn Oh, Eupalinos Ugajin, Igor Ballyhoo, In Inaka, and Rebeca Bashly.
It opened on June 5 and runs for two months. I won’t even try to review their works as an art critic. I would notice, though, that their experience in SL and their reputation should be enough at least for those who are interested in art on the grid to go check the gallery.
To visit the gallery would be already reason enough to go to UTSA’s sim in Second Life. Nonetheless, TejanoTech, as a whole, is also worth exploring. It has a number of buildings by Igor Ballyhoo and Rebeca Bashly and combines some artistic creations by them and by other artists with meeting and teaching areas, most of which exhibit a remarkable contemporary architecture…