Yorodeo: Many Worlds
March 2 – April 12, 2018
Exhibition opening and artist talk March 9, 7pm
Yorodeo is the design and screenprint collaboration of Paul Hammond and Seth Smith. For nearly the last decade, they have been focusing their efforts on exploring the possibilities of hand-printed anaglyphic (red/blue) 3D screen-prints, most recently combining this with sculptural and video elements. They draw inspiration from comic books, science fiction, fantasy and unintentional mistakes.
The exhibition, “Many Worlds,” is a collection of images, sculpture, and video which presents the viewer with fictionalized landscapes, characters, elements, and events from imagined worlds. The anaglyphic 3D process creates immersive work: virtual spaces for the viewer to enter, spend time with, and explore. The newest work in this series utilizes layers of processes, frequently beginning with the building of sculptures and models, which are then photographed and turned into anaglyphic screen-prints on paper. When viewed with anaglyphic glasses, these prints reveal all of the original sculptural depth. Smith and Hammond think of this work as collapsible sculptures. Careful attention is paid to texture, pattern, and line in the building of these objects and landscapes, resulting in printed images which often read as drawings or collages, and frequently challenge the viewer to decode the process by which they were made.
Dr. Laurie Dalton
Director and Curator, Acadia University Art Gallery
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of History & Classics
Acadia University Art Gallery
Beveridge Arts Centre, Acadia University