Critical Writing Index

The Projectionist

by David Balzer

EYE WEEKLY, Sept. 9, 2004

An Eye Magazine article by David Balzer discussing the work of Winnipeg based artist Daniel Barrow and his exhibition, Don't Let This Happen, which took place at Mercer Union in Toronto. The article discusses Barrow's unique style of presenting his work, which (to his fan base) takes on a "nearly heroic" quality that allows his viewers to experience a sort of pathos or catharasis. Balzer makes note of Barrow's instinctual desire to "reach out and touch", which - to Balzer - explains the artist's inability to restrict himself. The exhibit discussed here ended in the fall of 2004.

ITEM 2004.105 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The Face of EverythingDaniel Barrow

Wailing for the Abyss and Waiting for the EchoDaniel Barrow