PAINTING IN PIXELS: AN EXHIBITION OF CONCEPT ART
By Matt Tapia
If your appreciation for art extends no further than the cover art for Assassin’s Creed or the detailed character design of UFC Undisputed 3’s Bob Sapp (have you seen those beefy fists?), look no further than the Riverside Art Museum to have you feeling like Michelangelo’s biggest fanboy. The museum’s “Painting in Pixels: An Exhibition of Concept Art” gathers the daring souls who said “whatever” to oils, pencil, pen and acrylics and gave a thumbs-up to digital creation in the form of character and vehicle design as well as environmental painting—it’s concept art that accompanies movies and video games as they are developed. Curated by Nicole West and Thomas Brillante, “Painting in Pixels” will feature the work of Colin Fox, Ben Bauro, Albert Ng, Scott Robertson and Mike Yamada.
Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside; www.riversideartmuseum.org. Tues-Sat, 10am to 4pm. Kids under 12. free; general admission, $5.