The Autumn Society (a world-wide collective of artists) and Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade are proud to present 8-Bit Calavera, an art installation featuring 40 Nintendo Entertainment System cartridges hand-painted with “Day of the Dead” themes by 40 artists, assembled in the shape of a pixel skull.
The Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos (or “Day of the Dead”) is typically celebrated with toys, masks, sugar skulls and art inspired by and in honor of the dead. The Spanish word for skull, calavera, is also used to describe any art representing a skull. The holiday is celebrated by many in the U.S., and the art has evolved with the passing of generations. In that spirit, we are excited to present one of the most unique Day of the Dead art shows ever seen!
8-Bit Calavera will debut this First Thursday, November 4, at 7pm. It will be on display on Ground Kontrol’s stage through the month of November. The paintings will also be individually priced for sale.
Our tremendous thanks to The Autumn Society and its artists for making this happen!