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Phoenix Art Museum Debuts Psychedelic VR Exhibit

Posted at 1:02 PM, Sep 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 14:14:50-04

“Psychedelic, dance party-like, stereoscopic.” Not un-ordinary words when describing the “Starman” David Bowie. The same goes for Andy Warhol. 

This art exhibit is called Moonage, showing art in a new dimension. 

From afar, it doesn’t look like much. There are only a handful of physical art pieces, but that’s because this exhibit is virtual. It’s actually the Phoenix Art Museum’s first virtual reality art exhibit.

“This to me is a small glimpse of what could happen in the future,” said Sue Winsky after experiencing all three exhibits. 

Moonage is a combination of Andy Warhol, David Bowie and Kenny Scharf artwork put together by filmmaker Travis Hutchison. 

“[He] took images and his own films and layered them to create these immersive experiences. 

Hutchison created a “simulated journey” through the art with the help of virtual reality. 

While you gaze in a 3D world of Kenny Scharf’s cosmic cavern, music and VR curb your senses.

“It was vibrant. It was gorgeous. I love vibrant colors and they capture it,” said Winsky. 

The virtual art exhibit is open through the end of September.