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KERB X Smart Barnett

Embroidery Meets Digital Art:
Smart Barnett's Solo Exhibition at KERB


Smart Barnett, a visionary artist and designer based in Manchester, invites art enthusiasts and culture aficionados to experience a captivating solo art show at the exquisite venue of Kerb Wine in Ancoats. This groundbreaking exhibition showcases Barnett's unique fusion of textiles and digital art, pushing the boundaries of traditional techniques and exploring the intriguing intersection of intimacy, online culture, and self-expression.

With embroidery at the core of his practice, Smart Barnett challenges preconceived notions by juxtaposing this age-old craft with thought-provoking imagery and themes. His works delve into the captivating world of contemporary image cultures, particularly those relating to online dating and the exploration of web-based intimacy. Through his art, Barnett reflects on the ways in which these cultures have expanded our understanding of erotic imagery, simultaneously examining the intricate balance between revealing and concealing aspects of our online personas.

As Smart's artistic journey progresses, his work has grown increasingly personal and subjective. The artist boldly questions his own exhibitionist tendencies, obsessions, self-image, and the impact of past traumas. Within the safe and normative realm of embroidery, Barnett strives to create artworks that are not only expressive and bold but also intimate in their dimensions, inviting viewers to engage on a profoundly personal level.

The SMART BARNETT solo art show will feature a captivating collection of both new and previously exhibited works, allowing visitors to witness the evolution of the artist's creative vision. Notably, Smart Barnett recently presented an acclaimed show with Friends of Dorothy, further solidifying his status as a rising star in the art world. Additionally, attendees of the exhibition will have the opportunity to purchase Smart Barnett's artwork, as it is now available for sale via the Friends of Dorothy webshop:

The exhibition will run from July 21st to August 31st at Kerb Wine's stunning venue located at 04 Henry St, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 5DD.

Smart Barnett's thought-provoking art challenges conventional boundaries and offers a unique perspective on contemporary culture. Be sure to mark your calendars for this extraordinary exhibition, as it promises to ignite your imagination, evoke emotions, and leave a lasting impact.

For more information about Smart Barnett and the SMART BARNETT solo art show, please visit their website and Instagram

About Smart Barnett:
Smart Barnett is a Manchester-based artist and designer renowned for his boundary-pushing fusion of textiles and digital art. His work explores the fascinating intersection of contemporary image cultures, online intimacy, and self-expression. Through embroidery, Barnett creates expressive, bold, and intimate artworks that challenge societal norms and provoke thought.


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