Artist Talk: YO RODEO

Seth Smith and Paul Hammond

The 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.

The CBU Art Gallery is located in CE266 off the Great Hall in the Student, Culture, and Heritage building.
Visit the CBU Art Gallery website for more info. For inquiries please contact  john_mathews@cbu.ca or 902-563-1342.