ARTIST: barry johnson
STOREFRONT LOCATION: Mercer
barry johnson, is a self-taught interdisciplinary artist and author that works across all mediums and is known to constantly shift the nature of his work as it reflects the events happening around the world and in his life. His work is heavily focused on connecting people and will often take place in the form of paintings, films, plays, sculptures and performances. barry often stages pop-up performances where he uses uncommon space to create narratives. He’s created performances in parks, nature, galleries, alleys, streets and a shipping container. In 2018, barry was awarded the coveted Edwin T. Pratt award, a GAP award and he gave a TEDx speech.