I used to make fun of my mother when I saw her type e-mails. She would slowly configure her words by jabbing her two pointer fingers at the keyboard and it sounded like the tic-tock of an offbeat grandfather clock. It’s a comical situation: old people trying to navigate the surge of growth in technology, squinting their eyes behind their reading glasses while their child, or grandchild, has already been there and back with a simple click in the right place.
But my mother’s penmanship is beautiful. It has the perfection in its curves that can only be attained after a long time of hand-written letters, something that has been lost in our digital era.
With that in mind, D Evolution is a juxtaposition of man and computer, of old and new. The attention to detail in my flowing and structural drawings show the commitment of time taken, while the instantaneous alterations made by the computer show in a different way time taken.
– Luke Barosky
Luke was born in Boston, Massachussetts on February 7th, 1984. He attended grammar through high school in the Canton Public School system before attending the University of Vermont in the fall of 2002. He received his Bachelor in Art with Majors in Art and English in 2006 and completed an independent study called “Ink Resist: Genius at Work”. It was comprised of three drawings done with rubber cement, ink, and charcoal, and with in each there contained “found figures”. The triptych had no planned meaning but the process of layering the mediums produced many abstract and literal figures, as if they had been creating themselves.
After graduating, Luke moved from Vermont to Boston where he has worked on graphic design, (sports)photography, and freelance artwork, before moving to the East Village where he has worked as a freelance art handler, setting up shows in the Hamptons, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. This is Luke’s first solo exhibition.
Luke was coming to my design office to scan his drawings and gradually I was falling in love with hi intrigue and fine black and white pen drawings. Once day, we spotted a tiny purple dot in his drawing and asked him if we should photoshop the dot out. His response puzzled us but then explained by Luke right away. (He was born as color blind) He decided to continue to paint and draw in order to prove that there is nothing wrong to be color blind, said him, and he labels his color tubes with his own set of names for colors which he believes that they are.
That was it. I offered him a solo exhibition at SB D Gallery, not only with his drawings but also with his wonderful paintings. His paintings are quite huge and the color scheme is far more than tasteful! Extremely impressive.
There is no such thing as disability in life, I believe. It is ‘the ability’ we think that’s able which blinds us.