Luke Barber-Smith

Born in 1981

Hometown: Brooklyn

Luke Barber-Smith (b. 1981, Philadelphia, PA); BFA: The School of Visual Arts, NY; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. ‘Cold Mountain,’ his first solo exhibition with Entrance, opened on March 30th, 2022. Barber-Smith’s dye prints on linen and canvas begin as photographs of architectural forms that he alters, digitally and by hand, into warped and luminous paintings. Ceramic figures affixed to the canvas suggest a sentience or interior life in the buildings Barber-Smith depicts. His practice also includes sculpture, making subtle interventions with found and salvaged objects. Previous group and two-person exhibitions include First Story, Marinaro Gallery, NY (2021); Nathaniel Matthews, Original Music Op. 1 (with Luke Barber-Smith), Entrance, NY (2019); Total Power Exchange, Galerie Manqué, NY (2018); previous solo exhibitions include ‘inmemorial’, 175 Canal St. MAGIC, NY (2015) and ATLANTIC CITY, Loudhailer, LA (2015).

Group exhibition

The Community Centre

18.10. — 11.11.2023

Luke Barber-Smith