R. Luke DuBois' American algorithms

In Now, the artist's solo show at Ringling, DuBois provides intriguing and comical analyses of individual and collective identity.

Vision is often cited as the quintessential quality of a great leader. “Hindsight Is Always 20/20,” an artwork by R. Luke DuBois, puts that idea in crisply legible perspective. To create the piece, DuBois culled the 66 most frequently used words from the State of the Union addresses of each U.S. president from George Washington through George W. Bush, then arranged them, with the aid of a professional graphic designer, into letterpress prints in the style of Snellen eye charts.

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