Reminiscent of paintings found on the walls of the venerable Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Bloom’s art literally springs to life– leaping from their canvases. Bloom, never one to be constrained, has found ultimate release in this creative blend of 2D and 3D art and elements.
I chose a nearly black-out gallery to lend to the sense of the surreal that these works evoke. Each piece is larger than life and hangs as close to the floor a possible inviting you to “step in” to the pieces. The sheer scope of this exhibition is housed in what is normally four and one-half galleries within the Rose Art Galleries.
Come and lose yourself in this decadent exhibition in Galleries 1 – 4 of The Rose Theatre & Art Galleries.
Kylie Addison Sabra, Curator
IN THE ARTIST’S OWN WORDS
Depth Perception is an unusual series. A marriage of 2d art with 3d elements, using chiaroscuro lighting. The pictures defy the imagination as elements and figures jump at the viewer. As usual, Molly has an eclectic mix of images, from whimsical and funny, often with social commentary to classical forms.
This event is supported by LUMIPro, the most amazing lighting device on the grid. Without Lumipro, developing these works of art would have taken a great deal more effort.
Many thanks go to Rez Magazine as well, who kindly ran my ad for the event.
Molly Bloom is a Second Life artist that intentionally uses the resources of Second Life exclusively, meaning all her sets are built in Second Life, or using Second Life scenery. Her avatars models pose in real time. Nothing is added in post production by Photoshop, and most pictures are minimally altered. She prides herself on being a purist as a Second Life artist, where part of the challenge of making good art is the joy of building and problem solving.
Molly Bloom is a Real Life artist, and has worked in a number of mediums, but is mostly known for her extensive work with glass. Classical training in many art forms, and a degree in Art History, have given her a firm foundation in the exploration of color and contrast. She has worked in Real Life with clay, wood, metal, multimedia, and painting, among other forms, and her award winning glasswork has been exhibited in a number of San Francisco area galleries.
For any questions, please contact Molly in-world under Mollybloom100, or visit her on her Flickr page.
The artist herself, Ms. Molly Bloom, greets you at the opening of the gallery.
The Grand Entry