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Jan 26, 2013. - Mar 10, 2013.

Hindsight is Always 20/20

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Instead of the standard gallery picture, we were inspired by the Richard Estes 1981 silkscreen 42nd Street. Click here to see the Estes or click the image to enlarge.

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If you're not familiar with the Selden Arcade, it's definitely worth a visit the next time you're in downtown Norfolk. In addition to a Starbucks and a great breakfast place (d'Egg), it's chock full of art and artist's studios. Click image to enlarge.

Conceptual artist R. Luke Du Bois created this clever political series in 2008.

Using a computer algorithm, he analyzed the repetition of key words in presidential State of the Union addresses. He then arranged the most frequently used words into the form of a Snellen eye chart, used by optometrists to evaluate clarity of vision.

DuBois’ letterpress prints reveal a sharp picture of what was on the mind of each leader—from George Washington to George W. Bush—as he spoke to the American people. They also chronicle the issues and ideas that have challenged and inspired our country.

The Chrysler’s Selden Arcade gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday, 1–5 p.m.

Admission is free.

For examples from the exhibition, scroll down.

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Clockwise from top left: George H. W. Bush, Benjamin Harrison, Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln. Click any image to enlarge.

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