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Friday Flashback: Gallery1988 Kicks It Old School with Video Game Art Show

Art by Roland Tamayo is part of Gallery1988's 'Old School Video Game Show' in Venice. (Image: Gallery1988)
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- by Adrienne Dorsey/Special to LAist

Staying true to its theme of Childhood Items We Miss The Most Month, Gallery1988 will debut its Old School Video Game Art Show tonight with an opening reception in Venice. More than 90 artists will give their creative spin on ‘80s favorites, including Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Donky Kong, MegaMan, PacMan, Metroid and many more.

The Legend of Zelda fans will have a chance to celebrate its 25th anniversary with N.C. Winter’s Zelda acrylic painting mounted on wood, with prints for sale at the show. Other artists giving their take on beloved retro video games include Dave MacDowell, Greg Simkins, Jonathan Way$hack, Justin White, Kevin Tong, Mark Brown, N.C. Winters, Roland Tamayo, Scribe and Tom Whalen.

From plushies to paintings, the classic video game artwork will be on display Sept. 16 through Oct. 8. The opening reception will be held from 7-10 pm tonight.