CCNNA Member Tour: Pixelated

  • 06/28/2018
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St.
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Join us for a docent-led tour of the current sculpture exhibition at Denver Botanic Gardens York Street, Pixelated by Mike Whiting. This private tour is open to all CCNNA members who are current on their membership dues.

Tickets: Free

Spaces on the tour: 15

About the Exhibition: Pixelated explores the relationships between the natural world and the artificial world of digital media. Mike Whiting says “Gardens are in their own way virtual spaces—carefully created environments. The contrast of the sculptures’ geometric and manmade materials can seem at odds with the gardens, but they are connected in the dialogue about the re-presentation of nature.”

Whiting’s sculptures also represent the intersection of two distinct visual styles: 8-bit pixel graphics—which have enjoyed a recent resurgence in games like "Minecraft"—and minimalist sculpture. Technological limitations in early video games like "Pac-Man" and "Space Invaders" reduced the graphics to simplified shapes, while the minimalist art movement created artworks that purposely lacked detail. Pixelated investigates the opposite intents of these two artistic approaches that result in a strikingly similar visual outcome.

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