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Apr 19, 2006

Show Coverage: I am 8-bit @ Gallery 1988 (04.18.06)


Cameron Tiede

The 2006 edition of the I am 8-bit show  featuring art inspired by the classic era of video games opened last night (18th) at Gallery nineteen eighty eight.  There were some great pieces on display which took classic 8-bit videogame characters and themes and reinterpreted them visually or thematically.  Perhaps, it's no surprise that Mario and Pac-Man seemed to be the most popular just by rough feel but Megaman was right there as well. 

There are waaay to many pieces to comment on, so we'll stick with one -- Cameron Tiede's Super Mario inspired installation-like piece is a tribute to the classic platform rendered in 2.5D utilizing at least a dozen or more separate painted elements!  This piece had the most game-like quality to it and also has the potential for lots of "replayability" by reorienting the various elements.  I kept thinking though, "man you'd need a huge space for it!"

This year's show proved to be extremely popular with a steady crowd lineing up and streaming into the gallery for a good 2.5 hours at which time I went to find food.  All of the Gallery's events seem to be extremely popular, but I can't remember one with a constant line for so long.  Props to Jon M. Gibson, the organizer, all the participating artists and Gallery nineteen eighty eight for all the classic video game inspired  goodness. 

 


Mike Moon

Jason Jacenko

Charles Guan

 


Aaron Dellla Vedova

Jeremiah Ketner

Martin Cendreda

Blaine Fontana


Yosuke Ueno

 

Martin Ontiveros

Steven Daily



Christopher Cuseo

Jeff McMillan

Jason Torchinsky

Jeremy Tinder


Sean Clarity

Erik Siador

2H

Mike Lomibao


Gary Baseman

Luke Chueh

Johnny Ryan

Mear One


Jim Rugg

Mike Burnett

Michelle Valigura

 


 

 

 

MCA


Matt Burlingame

Anna Chambers

 

 


 

Jim Mahfood

Chris Ryniak

Buff Monster


Hamish Grieve

Love Ablan

 

Chris Tezber


Choncey Langford

James Hakola

Ciro Nieli

Scott Morse


 

 

 

Brandon Reese


Thomas Han

Amanda Visell

 

 


 

 

 

 


Dez Einswell

Jimmy Pickering

Kevin Scalzo

Stone


Plasticgod

 

Axis

Jason Sho Green


Adam Hathorn

Dan Fleres

Craig Kellman

Dan Santat


Sandra Equihua

 

 

 


Isaac Pierro

Andrew Wilson

 

Alex Pardee


Jose Emroca Flores

 

Aaron Kraten

Sean Szeles


Chris Bishop

 

 

Tim Biskup


Tony Mora

Nathan Stapley

 

Yoskay Yamamoto


Mike Matei

Gabe Swarr

 

 


 

 

Angry Woebots

Joe Ledbetter


John Gill

Lesley Reppeteaux

 

James "Jimbot" Demski, Jr.


Brandi Milne

Roland Tamayo

Mark Bodnar

Ryan Heshka


 

 

Daniel Peacock

Brandon Bird


 

Aaron Jasinski

Katie Rice

 


 

Anand Hurkadli

Ryan Bubnis

Andrew Wilson


Trent Watanabe

Dave Crosland

Steve Purcell

 


Peter Gronquist

Julie West

Rex Hackelberg

 


 

 

 

Ahren Hertel


 

Max Grundy

 

Blinky


 

Dot Com

 

Greg "Craola" Simkins


 

Josh Holland

Michael Gagne

 


Johnny Yanok

Joshua Petker

Carlos Ramos

Bob Dob


Brian Singer

Gunnar

Howie Tsui

7teen


John Pham

Elizabeth Ito

Scott Campbell

Misha


 

 

Jen Rarey

 


Mr. Hahn

Shawnimals

Sophia Pottish

Lauren Crist


Alex Kirwan

Carlos Ramos

Jophen Stein

L. Croskey


 

 

 

 


 

 

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Amazing pictures!

awesome coverage!
thanks for sharing!

Thanks for the pics they are great. I wish we had more things like this in London. Im hoping to organise some events in the future. I hope they will be this good. Tahir

Great pics!

Nice sculpture piece by Stone!!!

Great photos! I tried to trackback you but either it's not working on your end or mine. :)

I linked to you here:
http://www.fabulist.org/archives/2006/04/i_am_eight_bit_1.html

and also have a bunch of pictures from opening night here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31733281@N00/sets/72057594111110189/?batch_done=1

:)

Awesome coverage vinylpulse.com!The big painting by blinky is actually a collab with SEIZER(www.seizerone.com)He did the "COntra" monster and the lettering...

we never have fun shows like this in nyc.

Hell yeah that's terrific ! How about a world tour ? :)

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