Events > Book Launch

03 Apr. 2010

Book launch for Daniel Barrow's No One Helped Me

Daniel Barrow
ace art inc.
1 pm - 3 pm

Art Metropole is pleased to launch Daniel Barrow’s limited edition book No One Helped Me, published by ace art inc. (Winnipeg).

This is Barrow’s first, major publication documenting his performance Every Time I See Your Picture I Cry and its related installations and drawings. This hard-cover, full-colour publication features a catalogue of his recent drawings, a Read & Listen story complete with a 7” record (voice by Daniel Barrow, music by Amy Linton of The Aislers Set – B side by NYC-based band, The Ballet) and original essays by Jon Davies and Steven Matijcio. This new publication is an important reference to Barrow’s performance work, as well as a highly collectible artist’s
multiple produced in an edition of 500 books.

Please join us on Saturday April 3rd, from 1-3 p.m. to meet the artist. Daniel Barrow will be present.

Daniel Barrow’s solo exhibition, Emotional Feelings opens Wednesday, March 31, 2010 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Art Gallery of York University. The exhibition remains on view until 6 June 2010.

Winnipeg-bred, Montreal-based artist Daniel Barrow 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 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 2009 TBA festival, and the Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago). Barrow is the 2007 winner of the Canada Council’s Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton award and the 2008 winner of the Images Festival’s Images Prize. Barrow is represented by Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto.

Hardcover book with 7” vinyl record.
Limited edition of 500 copies. $50.

Daniel Barrow is a draftsperson who works in video, performance and installation. He is best known for his intricate, live, manual animations on overhead projectors, which deal with themes of fantasy, empathy, isolation and queerness. A graduate of the University of Manitoba in 1995, Barrow began experimenting with overhead projectors after appreciating the lecture style of one of his professors. An important early overhead-projector work was 2002’s The Face of Everything, inspired by the bizarre story of Liberace’s long-time partner. Every Time I See Your Picture I Cry, from 2008, was a breakthrough work; Barrow toured it internationally through 2011. In 2010, Barrow won the Sobey Art Award, and earlier that year he opened Emotional Feelings at Toronto’s Art Gallery of York University. Barrow has performed internationally at venues such as PS1, the Walker Art Center and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.

aceartinc. is an Artist Run Centre dedicated to the development, exhibition and dissemination of contemporary art by cultural producers. aceartinc. maintains a commitment to emerging artists and recognizes its role in placing contemporary artists in a larger cultural context. aceartinc. is dedicated to cultural diversity in its programming and to this end encourages applications from all contemporary artists and curators including those identifying as members of GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered), Aboriginal (status, non-status, Inuit and Metis) and all other culturally diverse communities.


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1: Joseph Bueys stares out between guests for Daniel Barrow's launch.
2: Daniel Barrow with guests.

  1. Book launch for Daniel Barrow’s No One Helped Me
  2. Book launch for Daniel Barrow’s No One Helped Me