Art of Bits Opening
The show had old game systems and emulators brought in for play with different 8- and 16-bit games on them: Atari, Nintendo, and Sega systems could be found in a big group with screens where audiences could watch or join a game. Artwork inspired by images of characters, the systems themselves, and the design aspects of the games and pixels were displayed and are for sale through the end of September via the gallery.
The show is co-curated by Josh Heilaman, Alesa Clymer, and Kjelshus Collins.
Below are some pics I snapped at the opening...
|love that cushy giant mushroom!!!
|this huge Sonic the Hedgehog piece was created by local artist Dusty Gilpin
|the geometric pieces are by Sarah Atlee and the two on the right with the Super Mario Bros
in animal suits (lower) and Zelda (top) paintings by me! They are Valuables and Lost Level
A caricature artist was present along with glassblowing demonstrations and a bar with appropriate treats- I had a drink with Atomic Fireball candy soaked in whisky in it- they know how to throw a party over at Istvan.
You can get a better look at my pieces online via my website or Facebook, or Inquiries can be directed to Istvan Gallery, (405) 831-2874. The exhibit runs through the end of September.