August 16, 2013
#Strangelings – Paintings by Pixel Wizards.
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Massey Gallery
October 17 – November 10, 2013
Opening Reception: October 24, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
This show features paintings by three artists who have made professional careers as Art Directors in the game and technology industry.
Creatives working in tech are often excluded by their fine art cohorts, due to their association with digital media.
Digital media is both a challenging and liberating medium. However, there are no lucky accidents. It’s during the production stage, before we build our digital world, where the artist is most free to explore, and to give their imaginations free reign.
Many people don’t realize concept development often begins in traditional media – hand drawing, painting, pastels, and photography.
In this show, you’ll see the creativity and skill that opens up our story worlds, and give form to the visions that drive a digital industry.
Going analogue, these pixel wizards use paint and canvas to highlight their talents beyond software programs.
#Strangelings weave the art and tech communities together.
Featuring works by:
Carollyne Yardley, co-owner and former Creative Director, Star Global Advanced IT Corp.
Jose Brand, Lead Concept Artist, KANO/APPS.
Paul Dowd, former Art Director, Farmville, Zynga.
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