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Luke P. Siemens

Faculty

Condo Exterior

charcoal and graphite, 2014, 34"w x 48"h

My recent work examines the commodified utopias created within condo developments. In Condo Exterior I use the isometric perspective found in architectural planning and mix it with the symbolic expression of emoticons. As a result my drawing is thin and unreal, like a film set viewed from the wrong angle. It is a projection of a building waiting for the reality of lived existence to inhabit it. However, like any building development, it has ideas of how lived existence should occur within it. When one notices the lack of amenities, it is not clear that the building has every human need in mind.

Luke P. Siemens
 - Condo Exterior

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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.