"I Am 8-Bit"

"I Am 8-Bit"

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Maxwell Ryan
Apr 17, 2007

Love video games and art? Well then, you'd definitely be doing yourself a favour checking out the "I Am 8-Bit" art exhibit, which opens tonite at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles (7020 Melrose Ave). Looks like much of the artwork is inspired by 80's and early 90's video games (including a huge Atari 2600 joystick sculpture, portraits of some of the boxers from Mike Tyson's Punchout, and even some art inspired by esoteric classics from the golden age of arcade games).

This should be an insanely fun show for vid gamer and art lover alike, with 200 pieces of artwork in all different mediums from over 100 artists, complete with live performances and drinks. Maybe even an opportunity to come home with something to decorate the walls around your gaming/entertainment center setup.

Funny to think one day in the future there might be an art show with works inspired by Nintendo Wii's...ummm...Mario, Zelda, and Metroid. Some things never change.

-gregory

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