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Luke Painter

The Descent

2009, Intaglio etching, 19"w x 13"h

As a multidisciplinary artist, my practice engages with a wide variety of content and media with specific interest in printmaking. Completed in 2009, my Necropolis series of intaglio etchings reflects my interest in ornament and Romantic-era landscapes. They depict unsettling and desolate areas that have been imbued with excessive mark-making. The environments feature a lone figure and suggest a supernatural presence through the shaping of nature and architecture. This imagery is deliberately uncanny — both familiar yet foreign at the same time — and is intended to raise questions in the viewer about the purpose of such a place.

Luke Painter - The Descent

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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.