CHULA VISTA – The worlds of video-game art and old-school drawing merge in the exhibition Pencils & Pixels on display at Southwestern Community College’s art gallery from Sept. 4 to Oct. 9, 2014.
The gallery’s exhibition space will be divided into two sections: The show’s digital portion will showcase Sony Computer Entertainment with an interactive look into the genesis of a video game. Sony Computer Entertainment’s behind-the-scenes look will provide viewers with how ideas are developed from concept art to the completed game. In sharp contrast to the show’s digital art, Pencils & Pixels also features hand-drawn storyboards and drawings by skilled artists excelling in visual narratives for film and comics.
The intent of Pencils & Pixels is to spotlight the common ground where state-of-the-art motion capture imagery of video-game technology overlaps with the back-to-basics drawing skills of visual storytellers armed with pencils, pens, charcoal and paper. Both are fueled by explosive ideas waiting to jump start the imagination.
Opening date: Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014
Closing date: Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Opening reception: Thursday, September 4, 11am, with an artist talk at noon
Evening reception: Thursday, September 4, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Southwestern College Art Gallery
900 Otay Lakes Road
Chula Vista, CA 91910