New Work By Luke Buchanan At Designbox

March, 05, 2009 , by Tim

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Be sure to stop in Designbox this First Friday and see a new series of work by Luke Buchanan. This series, “Some Things Last A long Time,” was inspired by the lyrics of singer song-writer Daniel Johnston.

Some Things Last A Long Time
‘Your picture is still on my wall, on my wall.
The Colors, are bright, bright as ever.
The red is strong, the blue is pure.
Some things last a long time.
Some things last a long time…’

Buchanan’s new series takes this idea of longevity and expounds on it. Each of the ten new paintings incorporates old letters, sent to the artist over the past 10-15 years, into renderings of aged buildings. Buchanan’s background in architecture is evident in his treatment of these structures, lending sentiment and beauty through perspective and collage to these often overlooked spaces. The Designbox website states, “Luke Buchanan focuses on spaces and the juxtaposition between these spaces and sentiment—the individual memories encapsulated there that apply the patina of spiritual residue we leave on each other.”

The exhibition will run from March 6- March 30 with the opening reception from 7-10 pm this First Friday. If you miss the opening, you can drop by Designbox from 12-6pm on weekdays at 323 W. Martin St. This exhibit was curated by Designbox members Deborah Westmoreland and Isaac Panzarella.

You still have a chance to see more of Buchanan’s work as part of Reflections On Home at Miriam Block Gallery as well, but you will have to do so during their normal business hours on weekdays from 8:30-5:15 (and during public meetings, i.e. Tuesday evenings during Council).
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