Colin Lyons / Yorodeo

Sept. 4 – Oct. 16, 2010

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Yorodeo

COLIN LYONS – OCEANEX AVALON
YORODEO – THREE DEE REALMS
SEPT. 4 – OCT. 16

Oceanex Avalon is a performative sculpture which enacts a ceremonial burial of remnants of Newfoundland’s past economic cornerstones and considers the theme of industry through the lens of fragility and impermanence, mining the symbolic potential of traces and remnants. Using copper etching plates, Colin Lyons has constructed a model of a massive cargo ship which will be set out into a bath of etching acid and left to slowly erode throughout the duration of the exhibition, destroyed by its own means of production. Colin Lyons graduated from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, in 2007, and is currently pursuing a MFA in Printmaking at the University of Alberta.

Read the exhibition essay by Chris Lloyd.

Three Dee Realms pushes the limits of two-dimensional screen-printed images by exploring the process of anaglyphic 3D image making, as well as screen-printed sculptural paper-craft. Yorodeo is the name of Halifax-based screen-printing art team Seth Smith and Paul Hammond. The two partnered in 2003 primarily to design and create screen-printed show posters for local events. Over the last 6 years they have focused their collaborative energy on fine art prints and posters, among other projects. Their work draws inspiration from comic books, science fiction, fantasy and unintentional mistakes, fusing collage, doodles, carefully rendered illustration, pattern and texture.

Read the exhibition essay by Sue Carter Flinn.

Artist Talks and Opening Reception: September 4th, 3-5pm

About the artists:

Colin Lyons graduated from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick in 2007. His work has been exhibited in recent solo exhibitions at New Brunswick Museum (Saint John, NB), Grave (Victoriaville, QC), Engramme (Québec, QC), ODD Gallery (Dawson City, YK), Skol (Montreal, QC), AKA Gallery (Saskatoon, SK), TRUCK (Calgary, AB) Open Studio (Toronto, ON) and Gallery Lambton (Sarnia, ON). He is the recipient of awards from Conseil des Arts et des Letters du Québec, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He is currently pursuing a MFA in Printmaking at University of Alberta.

Colin would like to thank St. Michael’s Printshop, Third Space Gallery, and Conseil des arts et des Lettres du Quebec.

Yorodeo is the name of Halifax-based screen-printing art team Seth Smith and Paul Hammond. The two partnered in 2003 primarily to design and create screen-printed show posters for local events. Over the last 6 years they have focused their collaborative energy on fine art prints and posters, among other projects. They draw inspiration from comic books, science fiction, fantasy and unintentional mistakes. Their work fuses collage, doodles, carefully rendered illustration, pattern and texture.

Yorodeo would like to thank Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture and Heritage and American Paper Optics for their support.

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Posted September 4, 2010