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Daniel Barrow

Canada

Winnipeg-born, Montreal-based artist Daniel Barrow has exhibited widely in Canada and abroad. He has performed at The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), PS1 Contemporary Art Center (New York), The Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), The International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s TBA festival, and the British Film Institute (London).

Barrow is the winner of the 2010 Sobey Art Award and is represented by Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto. He uses obsolete technologies to present written, pictorial and cinematic narratives centering on the practices of drawing and collecting. Since 1993, he has created and adapted comic book narratives to "manual" forms of animation by projecting, layering and manipulating drawings on overhead projectors.

Barrow’s performance work expands upon dualistic, universal themes: good vs. evil, shame vs. pride, experience vs. innocence, and the balancing of one's belief in miracles with an increasingly bleak and rapidly advancing future. All of his work aims to collide popular imagery from the cultural and digital past with emotional, usually melancholic, content. In doing so, he attempts a return to a former, primitive or nostalgic experience of stimulus.

‘At the Glenfiddich Distillery, I will create a new performance in which projected silhouettes, drawings and photographs combine to tell a story inspired by the landscape, the community, or perhaps the distillery itself.'

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