After almost two years of pandemic restrictions photographers can’t be faulted for looking for virtual ways to show their art. Virtual art galleries are back in vogue again and have never been easier to curate.
Virtual art galleries are not new. A much earlier version of this website had a virtual gallery. But 10 years ago the tools were crude and the gallery effects rather blocky. After some research I decided to try again using Art.Spaces from https://www.kunstmatrix.com/en. I found the curating process dead easy and the gallery illusion pretty remarkable.
Art.Spaces gives you lots of options for your exhibition including, display tools like frames and wall colour, selling tools, lists of work, and links. In my case I wanted to showcase and link back to work listed on Rarible and OpenSea and that was easy to accomplish.
To the extent there is a flaw with Art.Spaces, it is that images are loaded one at a time and cannot be image links such as you might find here at WordPress.
By using new technology, Daylighted transforms places such as hotels and restaurants into digital art galleries and offers them an opportunity to easily display and sell an exclusive collection of art from worldwide and local artists.
I like the idea of bringing digital art to a wider audience using display technology. It is an extension of what we know and see on our many devices and as a result is not unexpected. It also has the advantage of size. In the case of my images, I think size does matter. More importantly I like the idea of exposure to an audience that is engaged in the experience of place and life rather than the internet; make no mistake, art is meant to be experienced not consumed.
Thanks to the Daylighted team for championing photo impressionism.