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Thursday, May 7, 2015 — 5:00 PM to Saturday, May 30, 2015 — 5:00 PM EDT

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7 from 5–8 PM
Performance by Support from 5:15–5:45 PM followed by New Horizzzons at 7 PM.


Robert Dayton
Outta This World

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 artist would like to thank: Joy of Flowers, Princess Cinema, Bang-On, and The Yeti Cafe.

Support will be available in the gallery from 12:00 to 3:00 pm on the following dates: May 13, 14, 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.


MFA Preview

Jennifer Akkermans
Marianne Burlew
Veronica Murawski
Anna van Milligen

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 exhibition provides a public preview of recently completed projects.

Please join us in celebrating the work of these promising emerging artists.
Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

ECH - East Campus Hall
University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Room 1239
200 University Ave West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
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