April 25, 2005 09:00 ET


CANADIAN MUSIC ICON NASH THE SLASH AND AWARD-WININNG SURREALIST ROBERT VANDERHORST TEAM UP FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY, VIRTUAL ENTERTAINMENT EVENT Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, Media Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 25, 2005) - "It tweaks the imagination; It's provocative too.
Sensual or plainly weird"
Nash the Slash, Toronto Star

Toronto, Ontario - Canadian surrealist artist Robert Vanderhorst and Canadian music icon and classical-modernist composer Nash The Slash have joined forces to create a weeklong multi-media event, titled Two Artists. According to Robert Vanderhorst, "The Two Artists event will give art-enthusiasts and music lovers the opportunity to experience the fusion of surreal art and music unlike anyone has seen in Toronto." The "View From The Gallery Two"; an event that promises to bombard the senses on all levels, begins May 25 and runs till June 2 at the historic St. Lawrence Hall.

Robert Willem Vanderhorst: Robert Vanderhorst emigrated from Holland to Canada in 1951 and has been painting unique canvases for more than thirty years. He is a self-taught artist, inspired by Margritte's profound juxtaposition of images, Vermeer's mastery of light and the exciting graphics of M.C. Escher. Rob's meticulous attention to detail brings a profound energy to both the mechanical and living creatures that inhabit the canvases. "I try to create imagery that is challenging, yet asks the viewer to participate", says Robert. "The scenes can be confusing and troublesome but still impart an odd sense of normalcy."

Nash the Slash: Juno nominee Nash The Slash is well known for his instrumental soundtrack work and re-invention of classic rock cover tunes while his image, that of a bandaged, walking, Invisible Man is still hugely recognizable. He has composed original soundtracks to such cult movies as 'Blood and Donuts' and Bruce McDonald's critically acclaimed film 'Highway 61'. Nash has also created new soundtracks for the silent film classics 'The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari' and 'Nosferatu'. It was his live performances to 'Nosferatu' that got Nash invited to perform at the SKIF avant-garde music festival in St. Petersburg, Russia and at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Regarding his collaborations with old friend and fellow artist Robert Vanderhorst, Nash says, "The paintings are so detailed that each one becomes its own short film, and I try to bring out the drama of each painting with my music".

"View From The Gallery Two" opens May 25th - June 2nd. Free daily showings from 10am to 6pm with multi-media shows nightly featuring Nash the Slash, doors open 7pm, show at 8:00pm tickets $10.00. Tickets available at the door. St. Lawrence Hall is located at 157 King St. East, Toronto, On, M5C 1G9.
For more info go to www.twoartists.ca
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