Past Exhibitions

R. Luke DuBois--Now

Exhibition Through February 28, 2016


R. Luke DuBois—Now is the first solo museum exhibition on the West Coast for New York-based DuBois, who has produced an extensive body of work ranging from musical composition and performance to large-scale public installations, film, and computer works. This exhibition focuses on a body of work in which the artist uses enormous amounts of data—from presidential acceptance speeches and online dating site profiles to the history of film and music—to create innovative experiences incorporating historical and contemporary culture.


“For much of my work, data is the critical source material—in a way, I paint with data,” said R. Luke DuBois.  “I was born in America and have lived here since the late 1990s, but I spent most of my childhood and adolescence abroad, and since I’ve returned, I’ve been trying to figure out what this country is all about and have been especially fascinated by the political underpinnings of American portraiture.  For me, data-driven portraiture represents a way to address the questions of who we are, how we talk about ourselves and those around us, and how we are preserving distinct cultures in the face of rising homogenization.” 










Exhibition Credits

R. Luke DuBois—Now is orgranized by The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and curated by Matthew McLendon, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Ringling. 

Image: R. Luke DuBois, Hindsight is Always 20/20 "Abraham Lincoln / 1861-65", 2008.