Monday, August 15, 2011

I Am 8-Bit

If you grew up in the 80's and loved videogames, then you have to go see the latest art gallery from iam8bit.  Their latest 4,500 sq ft. exhibition, titled SUPER iam8bit, features a group art show co-curated by Jon Gibson, Amanda White, Taylor Harington and Nick Ahrens.  "Over 100 artists re-imagine their 80's gaming fantasies for the [fifth] return of L.A.'s most celebrated group art show".

I was kind of passing by the Echo Park area and decided to make a stop on the legendary Sunset Blvd. to see my favorite childhood videogame characters in art form.  I can assure you, I was not disappointed!  The artists that participated in this show are all extremely talented.  They didn't just do a simple homage to their favorite game characters, they rebooted them in some wildly imaginative ways!

I definitely recommend paying the SUPER iam8bit gallery a visit.  Make an evening out of it and enjoy some of the other cultural offerings of Echo Park.

Admission is free.  The gallery's address and hours:

2147 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Thurs: 1pm - 8pm
Fri: 1pm - 9pm
Sat: 12pm - 9pm
Sun: 12pm - 6pm

The Parking Genie recommends going on a Sunday as there is less traffic and the parking meters are free all day.

Here are some of my favorite pieces from the show:

Leisure Suit Larry in "Nighthawks"

The Legend of Zelda 

Goomba Roomba (it actually vacuums)

Epic Mario

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