New Findings: Ending Soon

There’s only two days left to catch New Findings by YORODEO. Make sure to visit the CBUAG while you still can.

New Findings: An Exhibition by YORODEO

April 22 – June 24, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, April 22 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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(L-R): Site (2015) and Wormball (2015). Images Courtesy of artists.

New Findings is an exhibition of anaglyphic 3D artworks created by the Halifax based artists Paul Hammond and Seth Smith who work under the name of Yorodeo. The Anaglyphic 3D process utilizes red/blue glasses and has been used in comic books and movies, since the 1950s.

New Findings was originally started in 2009 and has developed into an ongoing series of anaglyphic 3D artworks. The exhibition presents viewers with an ever-expanding, fantastical universe that draws inspiration from science fiction, fantasy, children’s literature and dreams. The work fuses collaborative drawing, photography and digital collage to create glimpses of fictional lands and the characters that occupy them. The images consider how homes are made in even the most uninviting and often bizarre environments and how nature can reclaim previously inhabited spaces. It also presents viewers with fictional monuments, landmarks, and phenomena that might exist in these worlds. The exhibition includes new sculptural dioramas that incorporate 3D prints and video.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit the CBU Art Gallery website.
The CBU Art Gallery is located in CE266, off the Great Hall in the Student, Culture, and Heritage building.

Coming up next is Fixed Forever, a collection of photography pieces from our permanent collection.

Fixed Forever

July 15th – September 23rd 2016

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Image caption: Auction party in Margaree Harbour, George Thomas, 1977.

Fixed Forever is a photography exhibition that brings together a number of significant works from the Cape Breton University Art Gallery’s permanent collection. The exhibition will include a range of work by Canadian, American and European photographers such as Robert Frank, Andre Kertész, Meatyard, Eadweard Muybridge, Frantisek Drtikol, Frank Pimentel and Audrey Flack. Also included in the exhibition are a number of recent acquisitions by Carl Zimmerman, who explores themes of utopian architecture and George Thomas whose documentary photographs explored the ‘back to land’ movement in Cape Breton, during the 1970s.

3D Anaglyph Music Videos

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Every month we have Art Waves on Cape Breton University’s Caper Radio. This radio show aims connect you with the staff here at the CBUAG as well as the artists featured in the gallery through the connection between music and art.

We also want to get to know our student artists as well, which is why we also have our Student Playlists. Using our newly made YouTube channel, we will be able to bring you more playlists with a wider selections of songs to choose from! This music is specifically chosen by the week’s featured student and says something about how they work both outside and in the visual arts.

This week’s playlist is in connection with our current exhibition New Findings by YORODEO (Seth Smith and Paul Hammond). These are 3D Anaglyphic prints that use the same technology from the 50s. This playlist features music videos that use the same method. Some a official while others are fan made, but they are all 3D!

Click below to listen.

To submit your own playlist, email your name, the link to your playlist and a short description of its significance to cbuag_collections@hotmail.com.

Upcoming Exhibition and Events: New Findings

If you haven’t gotten out to see ProletariART 2016 this is your last chance as this exhibition is closing Friday 1 April. This year we had 98 submissions from people of ages as young as 3, school groups, established artists, and many others! Realism, cartoon, sculpture, abstract, film; ProletariART 2016 has a variety of genres and mediums for your viewing pleasure.

For information on our upcoming exhibition keep reading:

New Findings
An Exhibition By YORODEO

April 22 – June 24, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, April 22 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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(L-R): Site (2015) and Wormball (2015). Images Courtesy of artists.

New Findings is an exhibition of anaglyphic 3D artworks created by the Halifax based artists Paul Hammond and Seth Smith who work under the name of Yorodeo. The Anaglyphic 3D process utilizes red/blue glasses and has been used in comic books and movies, since the 1950s.

New Findings was originally started in 2009 and has developed into an ongoing series of anaglyphic 3D artworks. The exhibition presents viewers with an ever-expanding, fantastical universe that draws inspiration from science fiction, fantasy, children’s literature and dreams. The work fuses collaborative drawing, photography and digital collage to create glimpses of fictional lands and the characters that occupy them. The images consider how homes are made in even the most uninviting and often bizarre environments and how nature can reclaim previously inhabited spaces. It also presents viewers with fictional monuments, landmarks, and phenomena that might exist in these worlds. The exhibition includes new sculptural dioramas that incorporate 3D prints and video.


Artist Talk: YORODEO

Saturday April 23, 2016 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Seth Smith and Paul HammondThe CBU Art Gallery invites you to attend an artist talk by YORODEO, a Halifax based artist duo comprised of Paul Hammond and Seth Smith. This program is presented in conjunction with New Findings: An Exhibition by YORODEO on display at the gallery from April 22 to June 24, 2016. This event is free and open to the public.

Paul Hammond is an interdisciplinary artist and illustrator from Halifax, Nova Scotia. A significant focus of his work over the last 11 years has been with YORODEO: a collaborative studio practice with artist Seth Smith. They are well known for their vibrant, screenprinted gig posters and more recently their anaglyphic series, THREE DEE REALMS, which has been exhibited across Canada and the U.S. He co-founded Gallery Deluxe Gallery which ran independently out of the attic of his house for two years from 2005-2006 showing local and international artists. He also writes and draws a cartoon strip called Hey You Guys, which is published regularly in The Coast Weekly, and online.

Seth Smith is a interdisciplinary artist from Halifax, Nova Scotia. In the past 10 years, a substantial part of his art practice has been with YORODEO: a design studio and collaboration with artist Paul Hammond. They are well known for their vibrant, screenprinted gig posters and more recently their anaglyphic series, THREE DEE REALMS, which has been exhibited across Canada and the U.S. In music, Seth performs as the primary singer/songwriter for DOG DAY with longtime partner Nancy Urich. Their music has topped national charts and has taken them across North America and Europe. After directing a series of shorts and music videos, he completed his first feature LOWLIFE in 2012. The award-winning film has been championed by critics and screened in over 20 cities in Canada and beyond. Seth currently works as Art Director of the OBEY CONVENTION Music and Art Festival, and the OUTLIER FILM FESTIVAL.

For inquiries please contact John Mathews at john_mathews@cbu.ca or 902-563-1342.