(Un)-Bit Landscapes: A Collaborative Painting Series by AthroughZ

Published On December 1, 2014 | By Leah Kennedy | The Arts

(Un)-Bit Landscapes is a collaborative painting series created by artists Kyle Anthony Adams and Kara ‘Zuzu’ Zupancic, known collectively as AthroughZ. The exhibit’s designs were created and drawn from inspirations based on the world of Mario BrosIf you grew up in the 90s, Mario Bros. video games are more than likely a fond childhood memory, and immanently, a relic of the decade. If that’s the case, you won’t want to miss this innovative display. You can join both artists on Dec. 5th for (Un)-bit Landscapes‘ grand opening at New Amsterdam, from 10PM-2AM.

Adams and Zupancic have been collaborating seamlessly together in Pittsburgh since 2011. Their joint art collections have been showcased at several locations, including New Amsterdam and Gus’s Cafe on Butler Street. They own printmaking collective, 8minus3, and they’ve worked with glassblower, Tom Brown to form art installation group, The Locomotive Explosive. Along with creating multiple art installations throughout the city of Pittsburgh, the duo were also resident artists for the first installment of the monthly artist showcase event, RAW Pittsburgh.

Namely one of the pair’s favorite collabs they’ve created, (Un)-Bit Landscapes serves to transport its viewers into a surrealist landscape through an impressionist approach. In other words, the artwork is meant to evoke feelings such as childhood reminiscence and nostalgia, or feelings of newness and unfamiliarity of a strange, unique world. The series was crafted by the artists’ contrasting styles and individualism. Both artists were able to create their own approach to the theme, and working in back-to-back sessions allowed them to pick up where the other left off.

Proceeding after the opening, the exhibit will be open for the entirety of December.

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