Art2Make at Columbia College (Chicago, IL)

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A 3D print of my WoW performance avatar Kryzzik has been included in the group exhibition Art2Make, featuring works by new media artists that you can print for yourself!

Art2Make is an exhibition of sculptural objects presented as digital files that can be freely printed using 3-D printing technology. The first editions of all the works in Art2Make will be exhibited at the Center for Book and Paper Gallery at Columbia College, located at 1104 S. Wabash Avenue in Chicago, from February 10 through April 15, 2014.

Art2Make was organized by Conrad Gleber, Mat Rappaport, Gail Rubini, and Chris Manzione, in collaboration with the media artists collective v1b3.

 

You can yarnbomb a place….

…can you yarnbomb a person?

This Valentine’s Day,  I wanted to do something ambitious for my “life-increase-by-one-heart” yarnbombing project.  Instead of yarnbombing a place, I decided to knit a “Legend of Zelda”-inspired kids sweater…for charity!

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Lion Brand Yarn’s website has a great search tool for finding charities in your area that accept knitted & crocheted items…everything from hats, scarves, blankets, sweaters, toys…whatever you can think of!  Spread some love this Valentine’s Day!

http://www.lionbrand.com/charityConnection.html

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Art2Make…3D Print Exhibition & Project!

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Now you can print your own sculpture of my WoW ‘toon, Kryzzik…featured in my ongoing installation series RESPAWN!

Kryzzik has been included in the exhibition/project Art2Make…a project of CAA’s Services to Artists Committee in conjunction with ARTspace at the 2014 Annual Conference, being held in Chicago, February 12 through 15, 2014.

Art2Make is an exhibition of sculptural objects presented as digital files that can be freely printed using 3-D printing technology. The first editions of all the works in Art2Make will be exhibited at the Center for Book and Paper Gallery at Columbia College, located at 1104 S. Wabash Avenue in Chicago, from February 10 through April 15, 2014.

Art2Make was organized by Conrad Gleber, Mat Rappaport, Gail Rubini, and Chris Manzione, in collaboration with the media artists collective v1b3.

Leveling up on gratitude!

This was a busy week despite being the Thanksgiving holiday!  Jason Lahr & I had a nice review of our show “Jason Lahr vs. Krista Hoefle Krista Hoefle vs. Jason Lahr” at Goshen College in the South Bend Tribune on Sunday, Dec. 1st.

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I also yarnbombed a forest location on a well-known college campus this week as a part of my ongoing “life increase by one heart” site specific project.  This one was special….a Legend of Zelda-like heart with an LED that beat like…a heartbeat! Powered by Lilypad Arduino.  Find out more on lifeincreasebyoneheart.tumblr.com!

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My yarnbombing/site-specific installation project, titled “life-increase-by-one-heart” is progressing and evolving.  I’m creating Legend of Zelda-style maps of the site locations, including the GPS coordinates, so you can find the heart containers!!

I’ll be yarnbombing other towns and cities soon…Miami in early December, Texas in mid-to-late-December. For more info, check out the tumblr site dedicated to the ongoing project:  http://lifeincreasebyoneheart.tumblr.com/

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Jason Lahr vs. Krista Hoefle, Krista Hoefle vs. Jason Lahr

I’m thrilled to have a two-person show with my partner Jason Lahr at the Hershberger Art Gallery at Goshen College (Goshen, IN) from November 10-December 29, 2013.

During the reception and our gallery talk, I started my new Legend of Zelda-inspired yarnbombing project, titled life-increase-by-one-hearttossing knitted/felted Zelda heart containers to the audience!

More images of the exhibition coming soon….

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Background: “This Time” by Jason Lahr (oil and acrylic on panel, 2013).

 

Above:  Knitted/felted Legend-of-Zelda heart container.  Below:  Art student & Zelda fan at Goshen College received a heart container!

 

 

POSTNATURAL exhibition at ISIS Gallery, Notre Dame

More of my WoW avatar sculptures were included in the group exhibition POSTNATURAL at ISIS Gallery (University of Notre Dame) this October as a part of the Society for Literature, Science and the Art’s annual symposium.  The group show included work by Critical Art Ensemble, Eduardo Kac, Subhankar Banerjee, Richard Gray, Ben Funke, Molly Morin, and more great artists. The exhibition is up through the end of October.

My piece was a “family” of 3 of my WoW avatar sculptures, titled “RPG NPCs:  A shaman, a wizard, a sage.”  My bearded (male) dwarf finally makes an appearance in my work!

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Respawn v2.0 for “Uncanny Congruencies” group show, Palmer Museum of Art

Check out installation images of my piece “Respawn v2.0″ made especially for the group exhibition at the Palmer Museum of Art titled “Uncanny Congruencies.”  The exhibition runs from September 10-December 15, 2013.

In video games, particularly FPS &/or MMOG style, characters or avatars that die are respawned in another area of the game map.  This eventually leads to the practice of camping; finding the respawn points and picking off newly respawned characters.  Maybe I’ll deal with camping in another installation….

For “Uncanny Congruencies” I’m turning the Penn State campus into a game map.  My WoW gnome mage’s respawn point is located in the Palmer Museum; death -or- failure points throughout the Palmer Museum, Patterson Building, and even the HUB!

For more information, visit the Palmer Museum website.

Respawn point for “Respawn v2.0″ located in the Palmer Museum of Art

 

Death -or- failure point in the Palmer Museum stairwell.