Kenny George crosses the line from fine art to mainstream consumerism, to transform and commodify his work and himself into objects from popular culture. The focal point of Pacguy, part of FotoWeek DC, will be a cocktail-style arcade game that borrows its format from the ubiquitous Pacman game. George uses an image of himself to replace the Pacman icon and to merchandize a fictionalized caricature throughout the exhibition. In addition to the video game, which visitors will be invited to play, Pacguy will feature lenticular flip animations, a retrofitted slot machine and a computerized pogo stick.
Opening reception: Thursday, November 12
6 to 8 p.m.
Guests attending the opening reception of Pacguy are admitted free to Solas Nua’s Disco Pigs (8:30 p.m. curtain in the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint).
916 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20001