TILTCYCLE: A Pinball Machine Revival


Studio 2091 Mothersbaugh is pleased to announce TILTCYCLE: A PINBALL MACHINE REVIVAL, an exhibition by Dan Burfield. The opening reception will be held on Saturday July 12, 2014, from 5pm to 11pm.

Dan Burfield’s pinball-themed mixed media sculptures focus on repurposing pinball machine art and mechanical parts. His aim to give these items, once bound for the trash bin, a second chance. “I wanted to find a way to describe my work in one word: ‘Tiltcycle’, a marriage of ‘tilt’, referring to a pinball term, and ‘recycle’. “

Much of the work includes lighting in a variety of forms. There is a cocktail table which lights up interactively by pressing arcade buttons to illuminate additional sections of a vintage pinball backbox glass. A disco-themed martini bar cabinet has a disco ball that projects fractals of light. There’s also a Twilight Zone pinball machine TV complete with LCD monitor that streams old Twilight Zone episodes.

There is a collection of mini-pinball machines in tin and various mixed media. Each one is named and given a backstory as to their creation.

Dan Burfield is an Ohio native living and working in Pittsburgh, PA. In the 1990’s his work was shown in the Akron and Cleveland area. Taking a hiatus from fine art, Dan began pursuing sculpture once again in 2009. His first group show in Pittsburgh was held at the gallery at Wildcard in 2011. The new focus has been pinball-related works.

Dan Burfield
dan -at- tiltcycle com

Studio 2091 Mothersbaugh
2091 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221