Thursday, August 13, 2009
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The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art and Gen Con, a yearly gaming convention hosted in Indianapolis, are partnering to present "The Cursed Chateau", August 14 through September 26, with an opening reception Friday, August 14 from 6-9 pm.
Artist/curator Timothy Hutchings has collected a disparate band of contemporary artmakers, including performance artists, digital artists, sculptors, painters, musicians and various in-betweens, all united by a direct or indirect relationship to role playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons. Hutchings has shoved these artists into the unaccustomed role of illustrators for "The Cursed Chateau" a role playing game adventure book written by James Maliszewski.
The participating artists include Chris Bors, Olaf Breuning, Kadar Brock, Jeffrey Brown, Kitty Clark, Alexander DeMaria, Don Doe, Giovanni Garcia-Fenech, Andrew Guenther, Ketta Ioannidou, Josh Jordan, Matt Lock, Fiona Macneill, Chris Patch, Jason Phillips, Owen Rundquist, Rebecca Schiffman, Siebren Versteeg, Todd White, Sherry Wong, and Steve Zieser. Also contributing are the old school game illustrators Pixie Bledsaw and the renowned Erol Otus.
Concurrent with the exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art will be a related booth at Gen Con Indy. Gen Con is the most important game event in the world, attracting tens of thousands of visitors and acting as a platform for major industry releases and premieres. This year, Gen Con runs August 13 - 16, more information on the convention is available at www.gencon.com.
Located at 340 N. Senate Avenue in downtown Indianapolis, iMOCA is free to the public and open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Thursday through Saturday. For more information on current and past exhibitions, please visit www.indymoca.org.