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Multimedia artist Norman Barney holding Manitoulin exhibit in partnership with GNO

Barney is holding an ‘at home’ residency at his studios on Manitoulin Island, Petrolia
One of Norman Barney's works.

The Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario (GNO) is welcoming a second artist in residency this summer.

Norman Barney’s exhibit “Connections” runs August through October.  

Barney is a multimedia artist who currently works at his studios in Petrolia and on Manitoulin Island. 

This will be an “at home” residency. He will share his artistic process from both his studios, as well as his approach as he finds new art materials, maintains his gardens, and walks with his dogs in the forest and along the shores of Windfall Lake.

Barney will also interact with other artists who will visit the Manitoulin and Petrolia sites.

His artistic themes are based on cultural stereotypes, kitsch, nostalgia and tourism. 

His work consists of wall hung and free-standing assemblages and paintings and his recent acrylic paintings use interactions of bright color, texture, pattern, collaged fabrics, found objects and shine by the addition of mirror paint, glitter, and bling. 

Continuing with his theme of cultural stereotypes, Barney also has been working with installation using found objects, kitsch, memorabilia, and furniture. Norman is also a member of an Art Singular group called Remix Collective.

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