Krista Hoefle and Joe Meiser: Screen Between

Exhibition Dates:

March 19, 2016 — June 12, 2016 | Warner Gallery
Reception: May 6, 2016 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Krista Hoefle
and Joe Meiser will participate in a roundtable discussion with artist Diana Guerrero-Maciá and SBMA Curator, Mark Rospenda | 6:30 p.m.


The South Bend Museum of Art is proud to present, Krista Hoefle and Joe Meiser: Screen Between, the second in the SBMA’s exhibition Conversations series.

What can we learn about our world by traversing a virtual one?

A screen often separates real from virtual worlds. Whether it is a computer screen, television screen, or VR headgear, our bodies exist on one side of it while the other side is free of physical constraints and allows for limitless possibilities. The screen between is the technology that acts as a porthole for viewing and exploring different realities and ideas.

The work of artists Krista Hoefle and Joe Meiser engages us in this between space, utilizing digital methods to either draw us through the screen or extract objects and sculptures from it. With virtual landscapes, 3-D modeling and printing, gaming structures, and interactive components, they ask us to reflect on our own humanity by looking through the porthole that today’s technology opens for us.

Krista Hoefle’s creative practice reveals underlying and unexpected aspects of videogame structure not apparent during game play. She is Associate Professor of Art at St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN; has an MFA in Sculpture from the School of Visual Arts, Pennsylvania State University (1998); and a BFA in Furniture Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA (1996). She exhibits her work nationally, and is represented by Aron Packer Projects, Chicago, IL. Recent solo exhibitions and screenings include Choose your own Adventure, artLab at the Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI; Parallel Tales, Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA; and RESPAWN: The Scourge at Rush Rhees, Sage Art Center & Rush Rhees Library Galleries, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. In 2014 her work was included in a 4-Disc DVD Collection of short form radical experimental and distributed by Facets Multimedia.

Joe Meiser utilizes traditional and digital sculptural media to examine conflicting narratives about mortality that come from science, philosophy, and religion, as well as great thinkers’ suggestions on how to lead a good life. He is Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA; has an MFA in Sculpture from Ohio University, Athens, OH (2006); and a BFA in Sculpture from Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY (2001). He exhibits nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions of his work include Historias de Creación, Destrucción y Deliberación, Museo de las Artes, Guadalajara, Mexico, in conjunction with the Universidad de Guadalajara; Final Causes, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX; and Transcribing-Transposing, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL.

The Conversations series of exhibitions pairs a regional established artist with an established artist from outside of the South Bend community. It sparks discussion between the work of the two artists – examining parallels and dissonances, and provides an opportunity to exhibit some of the strongest artists working today, in the region and nation. Taking full advantage of the expansive Warner Gallery, Conversations also encourages artists to show larger, more ambitious work than might be possible in smaller gallery spaces.

(left) Krista Hoefle, Hidden Location I, 2016, digital print on wood, 20 x 20 inches
(right) Joe Meiser, Aristotle (Vanitas Series), 2014, digital print, created with Rhino 3-D and rendered with Keyshot, 30 x 40 inches


This exhibition is partially supported by the DoubleTree by Hilton, who will provide artist accommodations.



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