"The Games We Play" Art Show Debuting at GDC

By Danl Haas

February 26, 2011

I know it sounds crazy, but it turns out that game companies frequently employ some incredibly talented artists. And not just artists that are good at drawing space marines, but people that have been classically trained in the fine arts, and who, on occasion, enjoy making art in that old-fashioned way. On forward-thinking San Francisco gallery realized this, and decided that GDC would be a perfect opportunity to show off the work of these folks that work within the games industry. Thus “The Games We Play”, an art exhibition presented by Present Creative and Nieto Fine Art. They’re going to be showing off talent from companies like Blizzard, EA, Wizards of the Coast, and lots more, and judging from the previews available on the show’s website, it’s going to be a hell of a show.

Nieto Director and incorrect-spelling-of-my-last-name perpetuator John Hass said, “It’s important to shine a light on another spectrum in the arena of art. This is a unique departure from fine art that adds another dimension to our program.”

It looks like a great show, and if I were covering GDC for the site (*COUGH*ALLEN) I’d definitely make a point to check it out.

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Danl Haas

Danl is a home-grown Minnesotan gamer, artist, and programmer. He loves rhythm games, RTS, and platformers. He loves building computers, too. His favorite games include Phoenix Wright, Dance Dance Revolution, and Katamari Damacy.

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