A chaotic bayou pirate, bar-stool private detective, escaped security android, and your stuffed childhood monkey walks into a brah…. No, I’m joking – we won’t head into that direction just now – although in these times a bad joke and a cheap laugh might be ever so needed. Perhaps as needed as any artistic endeavor and the artifacts that comes out of them.
In turmoil, strife, overwhelming ugliness and sadness, art can be a respite – a pocket dimension to slide into and let your reality shift into something else. The crack in everything, as Cohen famously put it, is an apt description of art after all. With that in mind, we are happy to be able to introduce you to small chisels, power drills and sledgehammers – tools for all shapes and sizes to bring solace and allow us to whittle away at the ever-enclosing walls of ugliness in the world. Together we can ensure that the cracks are large enough for us all to squeeze through, but it’s an active participatory thing – we all have to chip away at it
So please, enjoy the art. Then go home, and make it.
The Art of Fury gallery is featuring art from the Tribeca-winning NORCO, a Southern Gothic point and click narrative adventure game, released on PC and Mac on March 24th, 2022
The NORCO edition offers a curated selection of 19 pieces of NORCO concept art, paintings, and pixel art environments, inspired by the disappearing swamplands, labyrinthine oil refineries, and other landscapes in the titular town of Norco, Louisiana and other parts of Greater New Orleans.
If you happen to be in Stockholm, Sweden, please visit the c/o Bauer gallery at Köpmanbrinken 4, Old Town, to explore the NORCO exhibit in person until Oct 28, 2022.!
Take home your favourite NORCO art piece in the Art of Fury NORCO Edition Auction, here.
Choose from hand-drawn concept sketches and paintings, to game environment prints, or bid on the featured piece of the auction: Jesse Jacobi’s hand-painted NORCO Key Art – an 18”x36” oil painting on canvas.
100% of the proceeds from the auction will be split between the artists and an environmental organization in the New Orleans region. Please visit the auction site for full details.
Art of NORCO
We are proud to announce ´The Art of NORCO´, a PDF companion piece to the full game. It features over 80 pages of NORCO’s painterly and cinematic pixel art. From conceptual sketches to polished game environments, see how the disappearing swamplands, labyrinthine oil refineries, and other areas in and around the titular town of Norco, Louisiana inspired the art of the game. Discover NORCO’s underlying themes of industrialization, suburbanization, speculative geography, cancer, faith, and home – and read bios and backgrounds for the characters and locations in the game, plus interviews and anecdotes from developers Geography of Robots.