Between Two Worlds
Jacob Lewis Gallery, Chelsea, New York [link]
Modding the surface, graphing code, and appropriating iconographic references Markus Persson disciples’ would worship, Bevilacqua acts as guide straddling the present reflection with current nostalgia of yesteryear. From Atari 2600 to now, he tracks the embryonic pixel’s exponential growth culminating as a reflection back upon it’s dumb, Euclidian self, revealing the origin as a Byzantine master story teller. An elusive iconoclasm of chrono-collapsed familiarity contrasts with specificity, requiring a cypher to enter a flat world. The user is now the witness and the recorder, and an experiential teacher being taught multi-layered understanding of our digitality.
~ Ian F. Thomas
images courtesy of Jacob Lewis Gallery