Sunday, August 10, 2014
SideQuest Gallery: 8-Bit August
Last night I went to SideQuest Gallery (follow 'em on Facebook!) for an 8-bit art show, undeterred by my complete lack of knowledge regarding video games. Hey, I'm just pleased that I recognized Mario and Pac-Man. My camera accompanied me, and the results are grainy as heck--I haven't mastered indoor photography or nighttime photography--but I don't mind the visual noise, because the mood came through. Not to mention that I'm really proud of myself for Doing A Social Thing without bringing a companion to cling to. Although I did plunk myself next to this lady for a bit:
Kelsey Burt, SideQuest's lovely co-owner and my former roommate. You can check out her photography on Instagram or Tumblr (warning: NSFW).
These two were snazzy. Bunny-bow headband, holographic silver sneakers, and a teal mohawk. Yes.
Casey Fay, the other gallery owner, painting live and offering up soothing tidbits like Bob Ross. I love Casey's work--his ice-cream sandwich fish sits on my bedroom dresser.
Libations aplenty, in true Oakland style. PBR must be the official artsy-kid drink.
Pretty Courtney (I think? bad with names) wearing a floral dress that she cleverly turned backwards. But shhh, don't tell anyone. "Gee, Courtney, that's the most frontwards dress I've seen this week!" [insert giant smarmy wink]
Josh the DJ, grooving to his tunes. He got up to dance occasionally and I wish I had captured his glam movement style.
Aaand that's a wrap! Unless you want to peruse the outtakes on Tumblr. If you're in the Bay Area, consider coming to Oakland for the next couple of events: music on the 15th and more music on the 16th. I might be there in all my awkward glory, and I'll definitely attend the September 13th exhibit because I'm presenting a zine. I have no idea if y'all are even interested in meeting me, but might as well put it out there. Whew, this was a long post. L8r g8rs.