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Eli Craven and VGA

Please join Open House Contemporary (OHC) for an exciting evening where we celebrate dual openings! OHC is proud to be showing a selection of Eli Craven's new work and partnering with VGA Gallery to host a collection of distinctive game art!

Eli Craven is an interdisciplinary artist based in Champaign, Illinois. His work explores the role of images and objects within the development of identity, memory, and desire. The acts of looking and collecting are central to his process. Each project begins with a search for redeemable sources at estate sales, thrift stores, and digital archives. Through methods of photography, video, sculpture, and collage, the reclaimed materials are charged with new possibilities directed at the senses – the familiar, the bizarre, the boring, the erotic. His work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally including at the Capture Photography Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia and in the book Unlocked, from Atopos CVC in Athens, Greece.

Open House Contemporary is delighted to partner with VGA for a summer survey of video game art. The survey will highlight distinctive game art by emerging and established artists and game developers from across the field and across the world, as drawn from the VGA print collection. This exhibition is organized by VGA Gallery in partnership with OHC. 

VGA Gallery is generously supported by the Illinois Arts Council Agency, individuals and private and corporate foundations.

Earlier Event: April 12
Seaweed Dinner
Later Event: September 14
Infinite Games 50/50 Opening