Daniel Barrow

9 September 2004 - 16 October 2004
Opening Reception 9 September 2004 8pm

Front Gallery:

Don’t Let This Happen

With fairytale images and outmoded techniques, Daniel Barrow narrates intimate stories of growing up, love, loss and transition. Using an overhead projector, he manually animates signature illustrations by layering and maneuvering transparencies as he recites an interrelated story. Recently, he performed Every Time I See Your Picture I Crya story set in Las Vegas of a fictional story based on the life experiences of Scott Thorson, Liberace’s young boyfriend at Images Film and Video Festival.

For Don’t Let This Happen, his first solo exhibition in Toronto, Daniel Barrow turns the gallery into a narrative scenario. Barrow devises a self-sufficient means of animation, using an overhead projector, a fan, some water and plastic beads in combination with his illustrations and video work to create Wailing Into the Abyss and Waiting for the Echo, a snow globe that continuously flutters and that acts as the setting for a boy who is screaming a wish into a well.

Daniel Barrow is a Winnipeg-based media artist, working in performance, video and installation, and has exhibited widely in Canada and abroad. Specifically, he creates and adopts comic book narratives into a “manual” form of animation by projecting, layering and manipulating drawings. Barrow refers to this practice as “graphic performance, live illustration, or manual animation.”

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