Luke Pelletier paints the America that is in the movies. Not just because he literally incorporates drive-ins and actual movie-scenes in his work, but its the idea of America that is important here. The expansive landscapes that are littered with signs of consumption. Characters are constantly surrounded by options, not in the literal sense but there is an angle in each work that is about taking in the the extremes at all times. I love that about Luke’s work, because even though America is the home of a wide-open expanse of land between the East and West, and Luke being a North Carolina kid who went to Los Angeles to make it in the art world, there is truth in…

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