Excerpt from essay ‘The Art of CARLO AMANTEA’ by Joseph Drapell, 2023
“…We are dealing with something here that is the beauty of abstraction and the beauty of individuality. Where one person might tend to philosophize, another might deal with perception….”
~ Walter Redinger
Walter Redinger (1940-2014) is one of Canada’s preeminent sculptors during the late 1960s and 70s. Born in Wallacetown, Redinger grew up on a tobacco and would spend most of his life living in South Western Ontario. Represented by Isaacs Gallery in Toronto he had his first one man show in 1963 and was an active sculptor of more than 40 years.
Walter Redinger is best known for his large organic fibreglass sculptures and fearless drawing. His sculptural forms are primal, highly personal, unrestrained and visceral. His most recent major solo exhibition “Return to the Void” at MOCCA in Toronto & Museum London in London, included his monumental “The Ghost Ship”, a 42 foot long organic sculpture made of fibreglass and wood which took over 20 years to complete.
Redinger has exhibited in prestigious galleries, museums and public spaces across Canada and in various places around the world as well as representing Canada at the Venice Biennale in 1972. His work can be found in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario and Art Gallery of Hamilton.
Walter Redinger Artwork at 13th Street Gallery June 10th - July 8th, 2023