Robert W. Laduke
Robert LaDuke (b. 1961) LaDuke's narrative paintings are a combination of memories, dreams and everyday life, and as such his work remains open-ended. Paintings which tell a complete story from beginning to end are not compelling to him. He puts a lot of personal iconography into each piece, but does not wish to dictate a strict narrative.
LaDuke prefers viewers find their own interpretation of his work. Ideally, LaDuke's desire is to paint works which create more questions than answers. Viewers are free to imagine multiple meanings in his work. Although realism often dominates his work visually, it is in fact merely providing a frame of reference to a metaphoric end.
Exhibitions 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 Leslie Levy Fine Arts, Scottsdale, AZ 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 Mendenhall-Sobieski Gallery, Pasadena, CA 2007 Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA 2002, 2001 Arcadia Gallery, New York, NY 2002, 2001 Diane Nelson Fine Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2001 DNFA Gallery, Pasadena, CA
1999, 1998, 1997 Mendenhall Gallery, Pasadena, CA
1997, 1996 Griffin Linton Contemporary Exhibitions, Venice, CA
1995 Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
1994 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, EL
Publications 2006 Southwest Art, November 2006 American Art Collector, March 2006 Juxtapoz, February 2005 Hot Chicks and Cool Rides, MSG Gallery 2002 New American Paintings, March 2001 Communication Arts Magazine, July 1999 New American Paintings, December 1999 Artweek, June 1999 LA Weekly, July
Current Representation Munson-Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico Leslie Levy Fine Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona Sue Greenwood Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1995 The Torana Art League, All Media 1995, Peter Frank - Juror, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
1992 Presidential Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, EL