"Behind the Game" is the first exhibition that brings together
concept art being created at many of Massachusetts' most prominent video game developers.
Concept art is a form of illustration that serves as a bridge between the game's design and final, in-game graphics.
While it serves this purpose, a game concept art piece can transcend its
production role and be appreciated for its own merits: technique, idea, and artistry.
"Behind the Game," curated by Ezra Cove, presents this sometimes invisible art to
a wider audience beyond developers and hardcore gamers.
The exhibition takes place at the Gallery at Mount Ida College, 777 Dedham Street
in Newton. The exhibition runs from
September 8 through October 18, and is open It's open Tuesdays through Sundays from 1-5pm. The
opening reception on September 16 from 5-7 pm features Tara Rueping, Lead
Concept Artist at Turbine. For more information, call 617.928.4768 or visit
Pulling Back the Curtain
Axiom's next exhibition, "Pulling
Back the Curtain," is a group show of works that explore ideas of perception,
layers of clandestine meaning and the uncertainty of nostalgic emotion. The
ten featured artists were selected through a call for submissions that reached
artists from across the United States. Ambiguity, personal observation, and
mystery emerged as common themes across the works chosen, resulting in a
cohesive mix of compelling works in media that include animation, film, and mechanized and electronic sculpture.
The show was juried by George Fifield and Heidi Kayser, and includes works by Joseph Farbrook, Henry Gwiazda, Megan and Murray McMillan (whose work is pictured here), Nick Montfort, Denyse Murphy, Sarah Rushford, Allison Safford, John Slepian, Jessica
Westbrook,and Jonathan Vingiano.
The Axiom Center for New and
Experimental Media is located at 141 Green Street, next to the Green Street T
Stop on the Orange Line. The exhibition
is on now and runs through September 27. There's a reception on September 11
from 6-9 pm and an artist talk and open group critique on September 27 from 4-6
pm. For more information, visit www.axiomart.org.
By the way, Axiom also has two workshops going on in
September -- for more information on them, click here.
You'll also want to check out works by sculptor Tim Murdoch,
at Northeastern University's Gallery 360. Called
simply "Installations," the show includes
Tim's work "Who's That?" (pictured here), plus his sculptures "Tubes" and
The works are on display now through October 8, and there's a reception September 16 from 4-7 pm.
Gallery 360 is located in the Ell Building at
Northeastern, 360 Huntington Avenue in Boston.
The Gallery is open Monday-Friday 10-7 and Saturdays noon-6pm. For more information, click here.
Fall into Fall!
Boston arts scene really gets going in the fall. To be sure you don't miss anything, we
recommend you visit ArtsBoston's brand new website, a comprehensive calendar of
everything going on around town with particular emphasis on the performing
arts. Check out everything that's available, get information, look for special
offers, buy tickets - and then when you get back home after the event, go back
to the site and write a review!
of course, don't forget to check out the excellent arts coverage
provided by our good friends and long-time media sponsors The Boston Phoenix. They're producing their annual Fall Preview issue on
September 18, so be sure to get yourself to a newsstand and grab a copy
-- or check them out online.
for lively and insightful coverage of what's happening in the visual arts
around the area, we recommend you check out our friends at Big Red & Shiny. They'll keep you up to date on
all things cyber.
So there's no excuse for you to be just sitting around on your couch!
REALLY the Last Chance for Human^n
In case you missed it during last spring's Boston Cyberarts Festival and over the summer you still have a few days to see "Human^n,"
an interactive kaleidoscope that's on view at the Museum of Science through September 8. "Human^n," created by
cyberartists Carmin Karasic and Rolf Van Gelder, was a big hit at the 2009
So get yourself on over to the Museum of Science before it's too
Visit the Museum's website for opening
hours and directions.
Do you have a cyber event or exhibition coming up this fall? If so, please send details and an image to by the 15th of the month preceding your event. We'll be happy to include it in our monthly eblast, if we have space and if we get your stuff in time.
Cyber-Publicity for You
We extend a grateful thanks to our many generous sponsors
Thanks to Our Sponsors!
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual ArtsBoston
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And many other generous institutions and individuals.
We would love to work with your company on upcoming Boston Cyberarts projects! Please contact George Fifield at 617.524.2109 or for information on becoming a sponsor.