R. Luke DuBois is particularly excited about his show “A More Perfect Union” at SITE Santa Fe because it’s the first time he’s been able to exhibit work from all his political projects in the same show and see the evolution of these projects that were created from 2008 through 2017.
DuBois’ “Hindsight is Always 20/20,” 41 framed letterpress prints on Somerset paper, is central to the exhibit, which runs through April 4. These prints contain the top 66 words used most frequently in the first 41 presidents’ State of the Union addresses set up in the format of the Snellen eye chart.
“The State of the Union is an evolving body of rhetoric,” DuBois says. “I think a lot about language and ways in which language is used in our culture. A lot of what each president says is pretty different from the others. Reading their words is a real history lesson.” [Read More…]