The fourth annual I am 8-bit art homage to the classic age of video gaming opened last night (8.14.08) on Holywood boulevard to a massive crowd. This year’s show was bigger and more engaging with the move to the much larger World of Wonder Storefront Gallery. The star attraction of course was the large number of original art celebrating childhoods spent gobbling pellets, avoiding ghosts, dodging bombs and rescuing princesses.
The opening was truly a spectacle with a strong front area installation featuring sweet plush pieces, an 8-bit sticker plastered toilet, and beautiful porn stars playing on an old-school NES setup and a custom-built 1000 in 1 arcade game featuring art by the Pocket Full of Monsters. Music was rocking with DJ R-rated and several amazing 8-bit performers. And what’s a party without “refreshments” ? Beware of the open bar and the designer Colt 45 cans featuring art by Jim Mahfood.
The best 8-bit yet? Definitely. The crowd turnout spoke volumes – hard to believe but the show could use another space upgrade! Congratulations to curators Jon Gibson, Derek Puleston and all the artists.
If you missed the show, you definitely should check it out if you’re local. After the jump, a massive photo gallery (you’ve been warned, hey it’s digital!).
Apologies for the delay on this post – our Web Host was out of commission for about five hours. Ugh.
World of Wonder Storefront Gallery
6650 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028