Robert Vander Plaats (1949-2014) of Toronto was an accomplished painter who suffered from schizophrenia which informed most of a collection of over 1000 paintings. Most of the paintings have a common metaphor, a symmetrical container with four or eight gates that open to a centre of either tears or hearts. These beautifully symmetric and haunting images have never been shown to the public before.
Robert is an alumnus of Dordt College in Iowa, studied at the Institute of Christian Studies in Toronto, and completed his PhD at York University.
May 16 - June 12
Flagship Gallery 237 James St. N Hamilton
HOURS: Wed. - Sat. 12:00 to 5:00 pm