3D virtual space

AngelOnce and GoopMassta Come to Bushwick This Friday for a 3D Art Experience

AngelOnce and GoopMassta’s signature characters (see more on their Instagrams — @AngelOnce and @GoopMasta)

This Friday, 3rd Ethos Gallery presents “Pink and Green 2, The Hype Series,” a duo show featuring West Coast artists AngelOnce and GoopMassta who are collaborating in New York together for the first time. Leading to the opening reception on Friday  from 7 to 11 PM, the artists will be transforming the gallery space into a 3D experience of eye popping colors, retro themes, and animal prints.

“Pink and Green 2, The Hype Series” presents the artistic output of two critically acclaimed street-artists bringing a colorful second installment of their Pink and Green party in 3D. Along with a new collection of works, limited edition prints, patches, stickers, and pins will be available for purchase at the show and via the 3rd Ethos website.  Swing by the free event! RSVP (and find more info) below:

Pink and Green 2, The Hype Series in 3D by AngelOnce & GoopMassta
Presented by 3rd Ethos Gallery
Show runs from June 29 to July 29
154 Knickerbocker Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Attendees can RSVP via the Eventbrite link here. No cost to register.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Sunday noon to 8 PM

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Between the Real and Virtual: UNCANNY Explores 3D at REVERSE

Uncanny_OpeningRemember Second Life? It’s a platform that gives users the ability to create 3D virtual spaces and interact with one another as avatars. When I first dabbled with it, I was drawn to the numerous possibilities. I imagined a new kind of online shopping where instead of looking at lists and product images, my avatar would walk down an aisle full of items and bump into other shoppers along the way. I created an account and explored various “worlds”. I attended a political debate. Then one night, I dressed up and went to a virtual beach club. The landscape was beautiful and the music was good. I “danced” for about 15 minutes before I realized the reality of the situation – that I was in my PJs sitting in my bedroom furiously tapping the CTRL key on a Friday night.

But does that make the experience less “real”? I met people from around the world in a space that inspired the imagination and I took the time to create the movements and image of an avatar. Self-expression plus interaction, however digital, was present and was arguably less inhibited by the limits of physical space. Through the work of five artists, this notion of “immersive experiences that oscillate between real and virtual space” is explored in REVERSE gallery’s UNCANNY, a group show about 3D virtual environments (28 Frost St). Continue reading

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