Luke Smalley, Exercise at Home
Exercise at Home
Luke Smalley, Laps
Luke Smalley, Zipline
Luke Smalley, Tug of War
Tug of War
Luke Smalley, Ramp
Luke Smalley, Push Ball
Push Ball
Luke Smalley, Practice Room
Practice Room
Luke Smalley, Wooden Dumbells
Wooden Dumbbells
Luke Smalley, Donkey Basketball
Donkey Basketball
Luke Smalley, Sit Up
Luke Smalley, Bedroom
Luke Smalley, Boating Instruction
Boating Instruction
Luke Smalley, Sasha
Luke Smalley, Garage

“Exercise at Home” is Luke Smalley’s second major body of work. Shot in and around the tiny Pennsylvania town the artist called home, Smalley revisits themes of adolescent growing pains acted out under the guise of earnest athleticism. Teenagers compete in simple yet strange competitions meant to establish their standings amongst one another. Two youths practice boating safety procedures on a small craft that happens to be indoors. Another pair have a psychological game of tug of war. And yet other boys practice swimming strokes on a gymnasium floor. As with his previous series, Smalley painstakingly coordinated the creation of the work to the extent of often constructing his own athletic equipment, props, and costumes.

“Exercise at Home” also exists as a monograph from Twin Palms Publishers.

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