Luke Gray's Multiplexity paintings reflect a world where an essential unity has been splintered by human activity and analysis into infinite points of view, and where meaning is reduced to what can be cobbled together from discrete details.
Behind the surface reading of apparently unrelated fragments, a more secretive order is at work, like the movement of currents underneath a water’s surface, reaffirming itself, yet beyond the grasp of our understanding.
Each image meets edge to edge with those around it, creating a territory that is spatially layered yet physically simultaneous, like multiple screens within one. The subject is the brushstroke, painting’s dna strand, and it’s genetic role in building and breaking down imagery.
Luke Gray attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1982 with a degree in Fine Arts and Literature. He also spent time at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, ME and at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. Luke has exhibited his work at numerous galleries including the Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, Feigen Contemporary and Gary Snyder Fine Art Gallery in New York, as well as galleries in Washington DC, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and throughout Germany. Luke lives with his wife Dorke Poelz in Brooklyn, NY.