The Shag represents the art, films, music and words of Shana Barry, Bang-Bangs and Crash Barry.

Shana is a sculptor-painter-seamstress-singer-songwriter
who started making art by sewing her first doll when she was four and has been creating non-stop since. Her latest project is a series of dolls in honor of President Obama. In February 2009, she released a family album, A Pink Whale and a Very Tall Tree.

Bang-Bangs is a conceptual artist and filmmaker (and Shana’s brother-in-law) under surveillance by the Department of Homeland Security. Watch his films.

Crash Barry makes documentaries about his brother, Bang-Bangs, and writes One Maniac’s Meat, a monthly column for The Bollard, a Portland, Maine news magazine. Read the column.

The Shag started as a physical art gallery representing eight Maine contemporary artists: Patrick Corrigan, Amy Ray, Jennifer Gardiner, Meghan Conley, Christopher Keister, Arthur Cadieux, Shana Barry and Bang-Bangs. The Shag flew up, up and away from it’s Down East Maine storefront, to it’s new home on the world-wide web.

Shag is a nickname for the cormorant, a sea bird commonly seen at the Maine coast.

4 Responses to “About The Shag”


  1. 1 arthur cadieux August 9, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Hi,Miss you guys.
    AC

  2. 2 arthur cadieux August 9, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Eastport not the same without the both of you.
    Arthur

  3. 4 arthur cadieux October 7, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    How are the both of you doing. It’s been a ok summer, and a
    new gallery in town, called the breakwater gallery did a good
    job. However, I miss your spirit.
    AC


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