Opening: July 13, 7 pm-10 pm b contemporary art gallery, 226 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 2L3 Robert Waldeck’s exhibition, Galileo’s Doorway, is a series of abstract paintings that play with textured
Opening: July 13, 7 pm-10 pm
b contemporary art gallery, 226 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 2L3
Robert Waldeck’s exhibition, Galileo’s Doorway, is a series of abstract paintings that play with
textured surfaces and the light reflection of an arcade. Using astrological motifs and themes, as
the central throughline, his work evokes a surrealistic atmosphere of fractured images and
dissolving forms. With this series of work, Waldeck is drawing influences and connections from
cosmology, sci-fi pop-culture, and retro arcade games. He constructs these colourful, painterly
images with historical connections and contemporary symbols.
A tagline for the exhibition could read something like, “Galileo meets pinball.” Not only has
Waldeck abstracted parts from pinball machines and 80’s retro arcade machines within the
paintings, he has fabricated and built three dimensional arcade machines as part of the show.
There is a sensation of discovery as a mode of perception and understanding within the work.
The more we uncover and make sense of the abstraction in the painted work, the more we are
left to find and perceive. So many of our myths and stories are connected to the stars,
introducing our imaginations to things beyond our comprehension. It is the unimaginable
possibilities that the cosmos provides us and plays with our notions of reality, to which Galileo
opened the doorway to further our curiosity.
13 (Friday) 7:00 pm - 29 (Sunday) 6:00 pm
226 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R2L3
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