Cassia Powell Merges Old and New, Space and Emotion, Digital and Physical in her Virtual Sims Galleries

Amidst the global pandemic, Cassia Powell has built an entirely digital universe using basic air-brush tools, 3D blender models, and The Sims virtual reality, transcending the need for a physical space to exhibit their work. In their Ugly Feelings series (2020), Powell creates vibrant portraits and collages which they upload into The Sims and display in a virtual exhibition. Sims 3 Exhibition extends beyond traditional conceptions of art and curation, where Powell puts their constructed exhibition on display as a work of art itself. 

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