Monday, April 27, 2015

MFA art show!!!! Phewwww

University of Waterloo Fine Arts Presents
MFA THESIS
Robert Dayton
Outta This World

May 7–30, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7 from 5:00–8:00 pm
Performance by New Horizzzons at 7:00 pm


Outta This World is comprised of drawing, video, music, performance and installation elements. This body of work is an outcome of my thinking about the concept of the nation-state, in this case Canada, and the way that it imposes specific identities on its’ citizens. Using strategies of humour, abject beauty, social engagement and ritual, my work proposes alternate possibilities of Canada through a difficult, yet ultimately beneficial process of de-repression. The artists would like to thank: Joy of Flowers, Princess Cinema, Bang-On, and The Yeti Cafe.

The artist will also be available in-gallery as his alter-ego Support from 12-3 on the following dates: May14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 30
Robert Dayton is a multidisciplinary artist whose work aims to dissolve repression and create a sense of wonder. He is an MFA candidate at the University of Waterloo and received a BFA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. As The Canadian Romantic he has performed all over North America, most recently as part of Ann Magnuson's One-Hour Bacchanal a mini-carnival in the spirit of Mike Kelley at MOCA in Los Angeles. His collaborative performance and recording projects include Canned Hamm, July Fourth Toilet, and New Horizzzons. His drawings and writings have appeared in numerous publications, including Nog A Dod: Canadian Psychedoolia and The Canadian Romantic book published by Pitt Projects, Vancouver.  He is the recipient of a Keith and Win Shantz Fellowship and has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council. www.robertdayton.comOutta This World is comprised of drawing, video, music, performance and installation elements. This body of work is an outcome of my thinking about the concept of the nation-state, in this case Canada, and the way that it imposes specific identities on its? citizens. Using strategies of humour, abject beauty, social engagement and ritual, my work proposes alternate possibilities of Canada through a difficult, yet ultimately beneficial process of de-repression. The artists would like to thank: Joy of Flowers, Princess Cinema, Bang-On, and The Yeti Cafe.
MFA Preview
Jennifer Akkermans
Marianne Burlew
Veronica Murawski
Anna Van Milligan

MFA Preview is a survey exhibition showcasing recent works in various media by first year candidates in the UW MFA program. Presented in context with MFA Thesis, this one-stop exhibition provides a public preview of recently completed projects.  

Please join us in celebrating the thesis exhibitions by these promising emerging artists.
Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

UWAG
University of Waterloo Art Gallery
East Campus Hall 1239
Gallery: 519.888.4567 ext. 33575
uwag.uwaterloo.ca
Fine Arts: 519.888.4567 ext. 36923
finearts.uwaterloo.ca

Hours
Tuesday to Saturday
12:00-5:00 pm
Or by appointment

Contact
Ivan Jurakic, Director / Curator
519.888.4567 ext. 36741
ijurakic@uwaterloo.ca

Driving
263 Phillip Street, Waterloo, ON
Located in East Campus Hall on Phillip Street off University Avenue West, behind University Plaza
Use South entrance to ECH across from Engineering 6

Parking
Limited meter parking is available behind ECH
Visitor Parking is available in Lot E6, E5 or Lot B after 3:45 pm
http://www.uwaterloo.ca/map/index.php

Mailing
University of Waterloo Art Gallery
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1

logos

Image: Robert Dayton, Support #1, 2014. Photo: Brian Limoyo.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

MFA/Toronto home search/karaoke/NEW HORIZZZONS

Oh hi, I am in the final month of grad school right now for my MFA, my show 'OUTTA THIS WORLD' opens Thursday May 7th at UWAG...hopefully my website will be more 'proper' before then with the apropos bells whistles pomp circumstance
In the meanwhile I am looking for a home for my well behaved cat Tommy and I in Toronto on June 1st if you know of anything. This sense of search has led me to host karaoke this Sunday night at The Beaver (1192 Queen Street West, Toronto) and call it 'I NEED A PLACE TO LIVE' KARAOKE. Starts at ten Pm and it will be lots of fun! The preceding night my act NEW HORIZZZONS is playing a show at Smiling Buddha...our first show of 2015... look at this lovely poster designed by Jona...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Canadian Romantic album needs a home

so yeah, there a The Canadian Romantic album in the can with music by Marker Starling (formerly Mantler, aka Chris Cummings) and it is sensual, comedic, melodic, synthy and we just need someone to put it out, contact me if you have any suggestions and I can send tracks….
Meantime here's some live footage:

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Canned Hamm Oct 9! July Fourth Toilet 20th anniversary Oct 16 in Vancouver! New Hank video!

Canned Hamm is playing The Fox Cabaret on Oct 9, Thursday!!!! Vancouver! With Talent Time! Come!


And then on Thursday Oct 16 July fourth Toilet is playing our 20th Anniversary Show as part of Wrongwave!!!! Jason Mclean is making my costume right now! many members who haven't played with us in ages performing!!!! jody Susan Soressa my brother Frank!!!! Check the link:


Oh, and here's a new Hank video that I am in:

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NEW HORIZZZONS EP AND INCENSE

Where can you order NEW HORIZZZONS' incense and EP? From the amazing distributor Tedium House!!! (you can also get Points Gray and July Fourth Toilet vinyl here as well)...extremely limited quantities so order away!:
http://www.tediumhouse.com/artists/new-horizzzons