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Presenting George Widener's works depicting futuristic games in conjunction with vintage game boards, works of geometric abstraction, and games of chance.

Press Release

Classic games are gateways to the past. George Widener’s recent work transports us to an unfamiliar future where history is condensed into dates and numerical patterns. “Playing Games: Chance, Skill, and Abstraction” is curated around this convergence of tradition and innovation, presenting vintage American gameboards and carnival games (dating between the late 19th and the mid 20th century) in …

Classic games are gateways to the past. George Widener’s recent work transports us to an unfamiliar future where history is condensed into dates and numerical patterns. “Playing Games: Chance, Skill, and Abstraction” is curated around this convergence of tradition and innovation, presenting vintage American gameboards and carnival games (dating between the late 19th and the mid 20th century) in dialogue with Widener’s works depicting hyper-complex games—meant to be played by enhanced humans or intelligent machines when advanced non-biological intelligence, or “Singularity,” becomes a reality. …

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Location

529 W 20th Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY, US
Tue – Fri, 10am – 6pm Sat, 11am – 6pm