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Luke Painter

Fantasy

ink on paper, 2012, 20"w x 23"h

Over the past few years my artistic practice has taken on a number of approaches to print, painting, installation and new media. The latest works have been landscape paintings rendered with ink and brush on paper, resembling particular tropes of traditional wood engravings. These fictional landscapes recontextualize these tropes to create surreal outdoor spaces. With the lack of human presence, these vacated areas create an unsettling sense of eeriness and loneliness. The repetition, use of ornament and the laborious aspect of mark making within the works are important for referencing this traditional use of woodblock.

Luke Painter
 - Fantasy

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.