IN THE GALLERY:
Pixels of Ambivalence: Work by Brian Nacov
On View: April 1 – 20, 2019
Artist Reception: Saturday April 6, 6-9pm | INVITE
Gallery Hours: Fridays 5:30-7:30PM, during all Sugar City events and by appointment.
University at Buffalo MFA Thesis candidate Brian Nacov presents “Pixels of Ambivalence” an exhibition featuring paints and multimedia explorations of nostalgia, escapism and video games. In collaborations with the Buffalo Art Dispensary. Brian Nacov is a Buffalo-based artist and art educator whose work contains environments and structures evocative of the video games of his past. Manifesting as surreal landscapes and strange monsters, or hard-edged pixel sprites distorted and corrupted by glitches, his recent practice examines themes of escapism, capitalist ideology, and gamer/otaku identity through painting, DIY publication, and locative media installation. Interested in the ways game spaces bleed into real space and vice versa, Brian conveys a sense of longing for the virtual dreamscapes games provide, while maintaining a critical eye on how they affect their players.
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