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NEXT Event: SEptember 3rd, 2016 from 7-10pm!


*Due to an emergency, we will be closed for the previously scheduled August 6th encore show.  We moved it to the next month.  Thanks for understanding!*

Our exciting new "Cretaceous Craft: A Dinosaur Themed Art Show" will have it's encore/closing show August 6th of 2016, by Damarcus Holbrook, Minoh Kim, and Kevin Lee!

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NEXT Event: SEptember 3rd, 2016 from 7-10pm!


*Due to an emergency, we will be closed for the previously scheduled August 6th encore show.  We moved it to the next month.  Thanks for understanding!*

Our exciting new "Cretaceous Craft: A Dinosaur Themed Art Show" will have it's encore/closing show August 6th of 2016, by Damarcus Holbrook, Minoh Kim, and Kevin Lee!

Monthly Exhibition

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Contact

Newsletter

 

Looking to buy Art? check out our ART STORE!

We represent some of the top digital artists around, hailing from Blizzard Entertainment, Riot Games, and more!

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FEATURED ARTISTs OF July/August 2016: Damarcus Holbrook, Minoh Kim, and Kevin K. Lee

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FEATURED ARTISTs OF July/August 2016: Damarcus Holbrook, Minoh Kim, and Kevin K. Lee

RSVP to the August 6th, 2016 Opening show here!

 

Photonic Playground proudly presents the "Cretaceous Craft" by three artists: Our June 2015 artist from Blizzard Entertainment, Damarcus Holbrook, returns for this dinosaur themed show along with his co-worker, Kevin K. Lee, and Riot Games artist, Minoh Kim for the months of July/August 2016.

Our online store has been updated with this current exhibition art, have a look! Also, event photos can be viewed here.

There were painting demos by Minoh and Damarcus at the opening reception in the VIP section! We'll post the timelapse video of it soon. Above is a photo from Minoh's drawing demo.

Minoh was raised on comic books and anime in the 80's. He wanted to work in comics as a teen, but ended up moving into the game biz in the late 90's. Minoh did a stint at Sony for a number of years, the highlight of which was shipping Star Wars Galaxies in 2003. Currently he's working as a Character Artist at Riot Games working on various teams. While on League of Legends he built the game skins for Firecracker Jinx and Project Yi.

Minoh Kim
Character Artist

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Kevin was born and raised in Toronto where he started off his career at a comic book studio. Years past and now he has 7+ years in the games industry as both an artist and level designer. He currently works at Blizzard Entertainment where he uses his level design skills to create immersive environments for the World of Warcraft franchise.

Kevin K. Lee
Game/Level Designer

Currently a senior designer/artist at Blizzard Entertainment, where he also does level design, Damarcus has over 15 years of game development experience.  He’s worked on AAA titles such as ‘World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor’ at Blizzard Entertainment, ‘Fire Fall‘ from Red 5 Studios, Konami’s ‘Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes’, ‘Dark Kingdom’ at Sony, EA’s ‘James Bond 007: From Russia With Love’, Valve’s ‘Half Life 2’ and more. He’s a unique artist in that he not only designs aspects of the game, but creates assets such as props, the environment, and characters for the games.

Damarcus Holbrook
Game Designer/Environment Artist

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About


A little info about the new art gallery

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A little info about the new art gallery

Located in the culturally rich downtown artists village of Santa Ana (DTSA)

An art gallery by David Luong

 

In April of 2014, David and Steven bought a live/work artist loft in DTSA.  David wanted to showcase his work as well as the work of other amazing digital artists he has met through out his career as a VFX artist. The artist loft is a unique place where you can have your home high up above, while also have a work space below for projects and creative work.  Together, Steven and David chose to turn it into an art gallery to be open once a month in conjunction with the monthly art walk of Santa Ana. The grand opening was on August 2nd, 2014 far surpassing expectations. View the grand opening photos here.

Photonic Playground it was dubbed, a gallery space featuring digital art work manifesting in the physical realm.  View the gallery space photos here. The art gallery will be curated by David, and is to feature the finest digital artists in the industry who have shown great skill in digital matte painting, 3D modeling, animation, photography, illustration, and character art. Limited edition large and small prints will be for sale by David and guest artists in the exhibitions.

David Luong is a visual effects artist working in the video games and film industry, a co-author of d'Artiste: Matte Painting 3 book and digital matte painting instructor of CGSociety.org.  He is currently a senior cinematic artist at Blizzard Entertainment and has worked on AAA game titles such as World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone.  You can check out more of his work at his website http://davidluong.net

Steven Dowling Jr is an avid gamer with strong business sense who also works in the video game industry.  He is currently a Senior Admin to the World of Warcraft team at Blizzard Entertainment and was the Executive Admin to former Chief Creative Officer, Rob Pardo at Blizzard.

This upcoming July/August 2016 dinosaur themed show, "Cretaceous Craft", will be the gallery's two year anniversary!

 

Photonic Playground Founders:

David Luong: Owner, Artist & Curator

David Luong: Owner, Artist & Curator

Steven Dowling Jr: Owner & Business Operations

Steven Dowling Jr: Owner & Business Operations

Xena Kyubi: Chief Pets Officer & Gallery Mascot

 

 

"Digital, yet Physical."

Giving digital artists a place to show their amazing work in a physical gallery space.

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Email, call, or visit us

Address: 200 N Bush St,  Santa Ana CA 92701 @ the Main Lofts

 

We are adjacent to the RiteAid store, facing the street

 

 

 

Phone: (951) 534-9970

Hours: Open only on the first Saturday of every month, during the DTSA Art Walk from 7PM - 10PM

If you have any questions or would like to request an exhibition, please contact us.

Email: info@photonicplayground.com

 

For updates on DTSA's monthly art walk, go to The East End Santa Ana website.

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