Anamnesis: Robert LaDuke
Robert LaDuke’s narrative paintings are a combination of dreams, childhood memories and everyday reality. Anamnesis, the title of his upcoming solo show at Meyer Gallery, is “the remembering of things from a supposed previous existence.” This idea is pertinent to LaDuke’s illustrative paintings, which are nostalgic and familiar yet often surreal and unpredictable. Anamnesis opens with an Artist Reception on Friday, September 27th from 5-7pm.
“I’m creating a past that looks somewhat convincing, but in reality never existed,” says LaDuke, whose visually realistic paintings reveal ambiguous narratives and underlying metaphors. “Something about building my own world appeals to me. I think it adds to the dream-like quality of the paintings.”