Hellenism And Space Invaders From Oliver Payne

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Oliver Payne‘s collages present many juxtapositions: East and West, new and old, digital  and analog.  In an interesting way, though, the images of Japanese Bullet Hell Games and photographs of classical European sculpture compliment one another.  A tradition of fantastic stories and violence are present in each.  Further, the gallery statement mentions that the “Greek statues serve as a background and a reminder of the fantasy worlds produced in Japanese arcade games, which often picture rural Europe.”  While exhibited, the collages are joined by the raucous soundtrack of the noises of a traditional arcade flowing through the gallery.