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Aug 11, 2008

I am 8-bit: Hidden Art in LA


For this year’s I am 8-bit, show curators Jon Gibson and Derek Puleston, are hoping to expand the concept of the art show beyond the  pristine white walls of the  gallery.  As such, they’ve invited the MyTarPit crew to fly in from Ireland to spread miniature painted canvases across Los Angeles.  

So as you walk through our beautifully diverse city check out the lampposts, buildings, trees and signs and you just might spot a piece of art ready for the taking.  Ditch the iPod, put away the Crackberry, and really look around next time you’re out and about. 

While MyTarPit is the ring leader, he’s  not a lone wolf this time around.  Joe Ledbetter, Space Invader, Jim Mahfood, Gabe Swarr, The Chung, Tony Mora and others have joined in on the street beautification project. 

As if free art wasn’t enough, anyone who finds a painting and brings it to the opening of I am 8-bit (8.14.08) will score a bunch of loot for their treasure-hunting skills :

  • VIP Access (enter at 7 PM instead of 8 PM)
  • Exclusive I am 8-bit Tees
  • Hand-silkscreened, signed and numbered show poster by Jim Mahfood
  • “I am 8-bit” book by Chronicle Books
  • A complete set of I am 8-bit fliers + more

If you find one of the mini-canvases, drop a line to show[at]iam8bit[dot]net.  After the jump, a couple of hiding places revealed (kinda, sort of).  Be sure not to miss the opening of I am 8-bit this Thursday (8.14.08) from 8 PM to Midnight at the World of Wonder Storefront Gallery.

World of Wonder Storefront Gallery
6650 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028


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