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By John A. Barry

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About this blog: I am the creator of trAction Painting, a process/performance genre in which paint is applied to large surfaces with bicycles, roller skates, and other wheeled conveyances. I have produced works on canvas, plywood, particle board, ...  (More)

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Study in Contrasts
Jan 27, 2014 1:15 pm
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I recently watched simultaneously "Cutie and the Boxer" and "Jean-Michel Basquiat: the Radiant Child"—respectively about artist couple Ushio and Noriko Shinohara... More
Art in the Parking Lot
Oct 2, 2013 8:39 pm
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On Saturday, October 5, about 10:00 A.M. I'll start rolling in the parking lot near the basketball courts in San Ramon's Central Park, off Bollinger Canyon Road... More
Be an Exhibitionist!
Apr 15, 2014 4:00 pm
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I just read an entertaining, informative, thought-provoking book that should be on the shelf of any artist, struggling or not. Show Your Work, by Austin Kleon,... More
Learning the Ropes: Curating 101
Jun 2, 2014 10:45 am
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Recently my husband and I were driving through a small town on our way home from Mendocino. It exuded charm and quaintness, good food, good wine. . .all the expected... More
trAction Painting Summer Camp
Jul 23, 2014 5:10 pm
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In the nearly three years since I created trAction Painting, my works have been solo efforts, with much appreciated help from assistants. Employing bikes, skates,... More
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