Saturday, July 02, 2005

Invader @ Sixspace June 11 - July 9, 2005

I know this is super late, but maybe you can still go and see it before it's done... looks pretty sick.... sooooooo go peep it!... you know you wanna....

Reception: Saturday, June 11 from 7-10pm (Invader will be present)
Book signing: Saturday, June 11 from 5-7pm
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday from 12-6pm

Rubikcubism: Avant garde artistic movement that appeared in the XXI Century by using Rubik's cubes as a medium to create art. The French artist known by the pseudonym Invader is at the origin of this movement.

On June 11, sixspace will experience an invasion with RUBIKCUBISM - a logical exhibition by French artist Invader featuring mosaics, video installation, and both small and large-scale sculptures. For the past five years, Invader has conducted worldwide "invasions" with custom site-specific mosaic pieces based on the 1978 video game "Space Invaders" created by Toshiro Nishikado; the streets of Paris, Tokyo, New York, London, and Los Angeles (among many others) have become components in his public art planetary invasion. In his work, Invader connects the relatable elements of the past to the inescapable/fantasized about future through a complex weaving of signifiers that reference the iconographic and temporal nature of pop-culture and technology.

With his new body of work in RUBIKCUBISM, Invader has taken himself from the landscape of the street and transplanted himself into the white cube environment of the gallery as he continues to explore his interest in the iconography of 1980s games, including Super Mario but, in particular, Rubik cubes. As a medium, the Rubik cube is consistent with Invader's interest in pixilation, aesthetics, and colors. By moving from two-dimensional works into the three-dimensional sculptural pieces of the Rubik cube, the process of learning about this particular "game" occurred; Invader associates with learning the "rules" of painting. At sixspace, these sculptures, who often times depict his infamous "space invaders," will include hanging and static sculptures as well as a twelve-foot installation created from boxes to resemble large-scale Rubik cubes.


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