As of July 3rd, the new “E” exhibit has been opened in the “Something to Chro About” Gallery in Healy, in what’s called Yapland after founder (and my present landlord) Kelly Yap, a marvelously inventive person. Please come see her water exhibit which I view my “E” exhibit next door as a kind of side show for, if you wish to venture out of her gallery and down what’s called the Art Walk to visit the rental gallery spaces, which I recommend (and not just for the sake of my own gallery!). Sometime soon, I’ll attempt to review all the galleries on this walk, some of which have been there for a considerable chunk of time. I’ve been on the Walk since February, and although a number of new galleries have moved in not many have left in the meantime.
Below you have a look down the center aisle of the new exhibit on the main floor of the gallery, toward the giant Blue Feather Sea cube that I briefly mentioned in the post just below. The ceiling of the gallery above the cube seems to be open to the sky, but actually this is just another picture within the gallery. The reason for this illusion will become apparent in a moment.
Let’s first glance over at Kelly’s fabulous water themed exhibit, yet another incarnation of the multifacted Kelly Yap Gallery which reinvents itself every couple of months or so. I’ll have to encourage Kelly to get a web site about her gallery; at least she doesn’t have one listed in the Art Gallery Owner’s group database. Btw, there’s an amazing SL map you can pull up on this site that shows the location of all 600+ galleries in this database on the overall grid.
Moving inside the gallery, we can now clearly see the “E” in the “sky”, which, again, is just a picture. A person entering the gallery may not get this at first, and that’s the idea, for there really *is* a giant “E” in the sky, just not low enough to open the ceiling up and take a look at it. Instead, the 50 meter “E”, which we’ll visit in coming posts in this series, is situated at 400 meters elevation, or, putting it another way, about 300 meters above the level of this main gallery floor. Much too far for the average avatar draw distance to take in, then (which is usually set between 96-128 meters; I actually have to often set mine at the minimum 64 meters to successfully navigate urban areas sometimes).
The teleporter that takes one up to this “E” in the sky is positioned at the end of a large, yellow-black two-dimensional “I” letter in the center of the floor here. On this “I”, in turn, are etched the lower case letters a,b,c, and d, in the order that they appear from the door. As the teleporter is situated just beyond teh “d” in this row, it is implied that it stands for “e”, I hope. And the description of the teleporter gives just that: simply “e.”
On either side of the I with these small letters and teleporter are positioned 6 pictures, 3 to each side. These show scenes directly or indirectly related to the Blue Feather Sea pictured on the cube between and in back of them. To learn more about each picture, and this applies to all pictures within the gallery and also the giant “E” in the sky, you simply move your mouse over top of them to manifest text within the title/description of each. The notecard available at the entrance to this level also provides the url for this blog, with the prompt to search on related keywords and categories within to learn more of what I speak about here.
A view from the back of the gallery. I like the way the new blue color of the gallery (thanks again for the refurbishing Kelly!) nicely frames the giant Blue Feather Sea cube in this manner.
Interesting juxtaposition of “E” representations, one on the Blue Feather Sea cube (marking the position where Karoz found the “E” last month in this sea) and then the one on the false sky opening. Worth a snapshot I felt, anyway.
Kelly also has graciously linked the individual levels, through this see-through 17 prim blueish staircase in the snapshot below, of what were former two different gallery rental spaces, one on top of the other. I now only pay half the rent I did before, although I also only have half the amount of prims to play around with (100 instead of 200). When I present the whole tour, it should be easy to see that I did run over a bit, which I told Kelly in advance to expect, and that I’d pay extra for the additional prims beyond my new, lower limit. Which I did.
Opening to the old, lower gallery space, now populated with a number of 09 collages from the 10×10. That is, the 9th collages of each tier. Pictured here to the left are, then, Wheeler 09 (9th collage of the Wheeler series, 9th overall tier of the 10 tier 10×10), and then Jasper 09 (9th collage of the 10th tier) next to the opening itself. Not seen here is Newton 09, which is on the narrower wall facing the door, snugly fit between two columns there.
Another 09 collage was hung underneath the new stairs and accompanying rock border, this time from the Yale series. There are 10 total “09” collages in the 10×10, one for each of the 10 tiers. We have four on this level of the new exhibit, and the remaining 6 are found in the giant “E” in the sky. To those who care, find these remaining 6 and you can copy them for free! (just as a reward for poking around a bit here)
View of the remaining pictures on this lower level of the Chro gallery. Again I’ll let the descriptions tell the story. Moving on now to the sky!
“E” Exhibit, 02