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About Luke

Baltimore City

Luke Ikard (b. 1990, Houston, TX) is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Baltimore, MD, where he is an Artist in Residence at the School 33 Art Center. He has recently completed his MFA in Multidisciplinary art from the Mount Royal School of Art at Maryland Institute College of Art, and he received his BFA in Studio Art from Sam Houston State University in 2014. Ikard is a 2017 Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship finalist and has received the 2015-2017 Merit Scholarship from the Mount Royal School of... more

Interior of Apprehension, 2017

I remember my bunk bed. The souvenir speaks to the context of origin through the language of longing, for it is not an object arising out of need; it is an object arising out of the insatiable demands of nostalgia. These rooms are illuminated as stages, scenes of an uncertain action. In these arrangements of interior space, confusion and distance mark the light. I remember my bunk bed.

Astral Projectin(s), 2017

I focus on furniture as a system that generates a narrative from my childhood which only reaches into the past, continually spiraled inward instead of outward toward the future.

Nothing By Itself, 2016

Each black cube plays an audio clip assigned to it when placed on the circular pedestal. The cubes activate a narrative that is from an unknown object’s past. By placing the cubes on the pedestal in whatever order or side they choose, the viewer can construct a new narrative.

Phantom Homeland, 2016

I recall leaning on a nightstand made by my grandfather as I got in and out of bed. This nightstand was the strongest connection to my home before I fell asleep. That tactile connection to the nightstand not only summoned memories of home but also allowed me to consider possible alternative futures. The nightstand has a sentiment of displacement; a longing for a home that no longer exists or never existed.

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