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From Gayletter No. 471:

It has been 10 years since Luke Smalley created this body of work, and ClampArt is celebrating the artists’ latest exhibition titled “Luke Smalley (1955-2009): Exercise at Home” opening on Thursday, November 29. Luke left behind an amazing oeuvre of photographic media before his early passing at the age of 53. I have been a huge fan of Luke’s work since I discovered some of his photos on Tumblr years ago, and I almost lost my mind when I saw his book “Gymnasium” back in 2004. Luke’s work has been the inspiration of many fashion photoshoots. Often, I’ll see a clear reference to his imagery and give him credit in my mind. In fact, his photos have been on a few of GAYLETTER’s mood boards over the years. His work is so timeless and elegant; it keeps me looking back again and again. “Exercise at Home” premiered in exhibitions on the East and West Coasts in 2008, coinciding with the release of a second Twin Palms publication–the artist’s third book. “It followed ‘Gymnasium’ in its themes of adolescent growing pains acted out under the guise of earnest athleticism.” For a preview of some of the work that will be on display in the exhibition, go to gayletter.com. – ABI

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