Chicago Gamespace is proud to host the first major solo exhibition of work by video game icon Jordan Mechner. Mechner is among the most recognizable figures in video game history as the creator of the Prince of Persia franchise. In 2016, Mechner moved from the United States to France for a video game project and captured his impressions of the country in a series of largely monochromatic ink and paper drawings. These magnetic studies of quietly beautiful street life, cafés, airports, and live models offer a distinctly fresh view of a place that has been muse to so many throughout art history. This series was the focus of a books Year 2 and its prequel Year 1 in France by Jordan Mechner, printed by Tomoe in Montpellier. Titled Sketch Journals of Jordan Mechner, the exhibition will run from June 4 to August 22, 2021. It will be open to the public on Sundays 1-5pm and by appointment, and will commence with a free public opening on June 4th from 5-8pm.