Art Games is a solo exhibition by Patrick LeMieux, an MFA Candidate in Digital Media Arts in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Florida. The exhibition features custom video games which explore concepts of mark-making, viewer agency, subjectivity, and gameplay as critical entryways into the history and production of art. Each video game locates the figure of a seminal artist within the landscape of their own artwork. Modeled after the juxtaposition of Ad Reinhardt's stark, black monochromes and wry, pedagogical comics, the video games stage imaginary confrontations between the artists and their minimal works--interaction signifying interpretation.
For those of you in the Gainesville, FL area, this exhibit will be on display from February 16th through March 6th, 2009, with a reception held on Thursday, February 19th, from 7-9pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public at "the gallery" on the second floor of the J. Wayne Reitz Union at the University of Florida.
Alternatively, the exhibition catalog and all videogame artworks will be available at Patrick-LeMieux.com starting February 16, 2009.