Goshen News, Goshen, IN

November 9, 2013

Exhibit opens at GC Sunday

By LEXI KANTZ For Goshen College
The Herald Bulletin

---- — GOSHEN — Works by artists Jason Lahr and Krista Hoefle will be showcased in Goshen College Hershberger Art Gallery starting Sunday. The first day of the exhibit will include a reception from 2 to 4 p.m.

According to Goshen College staff, the exhibit will explore the two artists’ shared use of images, processes and surfaces derived from gaming and related digital culture.

Lahr’s work combines the visual language of digital culture with traditional painting techniques and references to illustration, print media and graphic design. GC staffers say Lahr’s displayed pieces will combine darkly comic texts with appropriated images to create shifting narratives of working class male identity as shaped by popular culture.

Hoefle’s work investigates the underlying and often hidden aspects of videogame structure. Hoefle uses a variety of media from the virtual to physical within the realm of sculpture from a (cyber) feminist point of view.

Lahr holds a bachelor of fine arts in painting from Clarion University and Hoefle holds a B.F.A. in furniture design from the Savannah College of Art. Lahr and Hoefle both received master of fine arts degrees from Penn State University, Lahr in drawing and painting and Hoefle in sculpture.

In addition to both being working artists, Lahr is an assistant professor of painting at the University of Notre Dame and Hoefle is an associate professor of art at Saint Mary’s College.

The Hershberger Art Gallery is near the north lobby of the Goshen College Music Center at College Avenue and 12th Street. Gallery hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. For more information, contact Marge Brandeberry, art office manager, at 574-535-7400 or margemb@goshen.edu.