Art Department


crystalCurrent Show


Please join us on Thursday, February 1st from 4-7pm for the opening reception of Crypto$Crystal by Plakookee, a show in the CCSU Art Gallery, located on the second floor of Maloney Hall. There will be an artist talk at 5pm.

Crypto$Crystal at Central Connecticut State University’s Art Gallery, presents new work by the Washington D.C. based creative collaborative Plakookee, Rachel Debuque and Justin Plakas. The exhibition will include an immersive two channel video projection, combining live action video, 3-D animation, and sound design, with digital elements drawn from their practice in photography, sculpture, performance, and new media work. “Crypto$Crystal” will address value and spirituality in the art object in the post-internet age. By comparing the current rapid growth in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin,  and in digital technology trends such as app production, to the renewed Western interests in spirituality from Yoga to crystal meditation, Plakookee’s energetic videos will thus address the contradictory nature of digital art in the 21st century

Located in the S.T. Chen Fine Arts Center of Maloney Hall, the CCSU Art Gallery has long shown the work of CCSU faculty, students, and alumni, as well as contemporary artists from around the world. All gallery events are free and open to the public, with free parking available in Welte Garage attached to the building.

For more information about the gallery or upcoming exhibitions, please visit the gallery website: contact the gallery at (860) 832-2633.