Critical Writing Index

Up Close

by David Balzer

EYE WEEKLY, Apr. 10, 2008, v. 17, no. 27, p. 48

Winnipeg artist Daniel Barrow presents his newest work as part of the Images Festival. Entitled Everytime I See Your Picture I Cry, the piece concerns a garbage man who seeks to create a directory of the people whose trash he searches through. Unbeknownst to him, a serial killer dispatches everyone documented in his directory. Barrow claims the work is "darker and more political than anything I've done before," though he maintains a desire to touch people, to create a sense of intimacy on an individual level. This intimacy can be explained by Barrow's tendency to be more embarrassed for others than for himself, lending a frankness and truth to his work.

ITEM 2008.028 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Every Time I See Your Picture I CryDaniel Barrow