Man has long been attracted to violence: the ancient Roman lifestyle revolved around gladiators and battles, while baroque composers wrote entire symphonies based around the iconic stringed instrument...ok, sometimes man gets attracted to violins. Capturing all the cheap thrills of violent video games via respectable art, Video Game Gore.
An artist's showcase from locally rooted The Autumn Society, VGG's displaying vignettes of violent characters and gory events within the video game universe, both real and imagined -- sadly, the death of your dignity after being caught on Dance Dance Revolution is very much the former. Some items on display:
Porting Mario characters into Psycho, this mixed-material job has a mustachioed-and-capped silhouette raising a knife (painted onto canvas) to take out a well-lathered Princess Peach (printed on glass) who's drawn with a stripper's body, so expect a message saying you can find her in another tassel.
A chronology of consoles played out through violence, stills include a Playstation ending an NES with a shotgun, a PS2 cleaving said Playstation with a battle axe, and a Wii taking out an XBox 360/PS3 with a chainsaw. Not illustrated is your Wii dying of boredom three weeks after you bought it.
A jagged-toothed skull with buttons for eyes and analog sticks for horns set against a backdrop of assault rifles, pistols, and knives, KS illustrates the "skeletal remains of a fearsome, cybernetic, mutated gaming creature", aka, everyone attending this event.
Because you're just sick of attending art shows and leaving empty handed, there'll be copies of some of the prints up for sale...wait, they're selling Prince?!? You can't sell Prince!!