NEW RELEASES / R. LUKE DUBOIS

Luke DuBois is an artist, software engineer, composer, and performer based in Brooklyn. He delves into public data and visual information for his artwork, representing the human condition from the bits and traces we leave behind. During his time at Tamarind for the Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency, he experimented with sound patterns and various tools, both digital and improvised, to expand the conventions of lithography.

The lithographs DuBois created explore the graphic possibilities of chance and the challenges of humanizing grim statistics, specifically gun violence in America and around the globe. This series builds on the data visualization pioneered by the social activist and educator W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963). At Tamarind, DuBois borrowed this method of representing complex data in visual form as a way to make sense of harrowing contemporary statistics. He chose to draw the information by hand, rather than represent it with pristine graphics, and he further disrupted the data sets as a visceral reminder of the human lives represented by the numbers.

Follow this series throughout the week to learn more about Tamarind’s collaboration with this interdisciplinary artist.

State of the Union: Firearm Death Rates per 100,000 Population in High Income OECD Countries, 2019 (19-302)
Six-color lithograph
Paper Size: 25 x 31 1/2 inches
Paper Type: White Rives BFK
Collaborating Printer: Jake Ingram
Edition of 10

State of the Union: Gun Deaths in the U.S.A per 100,000 Population by Race/Ethnicity 2016, 2019 (19-303)
Four-color lithograph
Paper Size: 25 x 31 1/2 inches
Paper Type: White Rives BFK
Collaborating Printer: Valpuri Remling
Edition of 10

State of the Union: Mass Shootings in the U.S.A. 2014-2018, 2019 (19-301)
Four-color lithograph
Paper Size: 25 x 31 1/2 inches
Paper Type: White Rives BFK
Collaborating Printer: Christine Adams
Edition of 10

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