Art Games by Patrick LeMieux

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.

Looks great!

This looks really interesting. I'm eager to see it online, but I wish I could be there in person.

Do you happen to know what platform(s) he's using for these games?

Hey Zach!

Hey Zach!

He's programmed them using Flash. It is too bad you're not here to see them. The arcade-style joysticks are like minimalist sculpture and the screens on which the games are projected are these beautifully painted monochromes (that mimic the monochrome paintings of the artists he's making the games about). The overall effect is gorgeous and different than playing them on a computer.

It's also too bad you aren't here because we all miss you!

I cant find these games

I cant find these games online anywhere

Art Games Online

Hello! Art Games is online at http://patrick-lemieux.com/artwork/Art_Games/

Right now the collaborative scoreboards are not networked but you can still play the six games as they have been exhibited in the Southeast. I'm hoping to show this work more in 2010 and possibly develop an Art Games iPhone application in the near future. Thanks for your interest in the project!

This does look awesome, it's

This does look awesome, it's an amazingly creative idea. I think I like the Morro Castle best. Since I just stumbled upon this Im wondering if there are going to be any more exhibits in the near future?

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