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Devening Projects

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Established in 2007 by Chicago-based artist and curator Dan Devening, Devening Projects features a diverse program of emerging and established international artists. Focused on site-specific installations and energetic artist pairings, Devening Projects is the anchor of a growing gallery scene on Chicago’s West Side. Devening Projects also publishes experimental artists’ editions and multiples under the “Devening Editions” moniker.

Contact: Dan Devening, Director
Email     |     Website     |     Phone: 312-420-4720

Artwork

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Untitled
Sean Sullivan, 2O19

Oil on found paper
12 x 8.5 inches 
$1,5OO

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Temple
Sean Sullivan, 2O16

Oil on found paper
13 x 9 inches 

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New Growth
Sean Sullivan, 2O2O

Oil on found paper
1O.5 x 7 inches 
$1,1OO 

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Replacement Parts
Sean Sullivan, 2O2O

Oil on found paper, staple
1O.25 x 6.75 inches
$1,2OO

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Story by the Sea
Sean Sullivan, 2O2O

Oil on found paper, paper clip
7.5 x 9 inches
$1,2OO

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Untitled
Sean Sullivan, 2O19

Oil on found paper
12 x 8.5 inches 
$1,5OO

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Temple
Sean Sullivan, 2O16

Oil on found paper
13 x 9 inches 

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New Growth
Sean Sullivan, 2O2O

Oil on found paper
1O.5 x 7 inches 
$1,1OO 

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Replacement Parts
Sean Sullivan, 2O2O

Oil on found paper, staple
1O.25 x 6.75 inches
$1,2OO

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Story by the Sea
Sean Sullivan, 2O2O

Oil on found paper, paper clip
7.5 x 9 inches
$1,2OO

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Copenhagen (imagine)
Sean Sullivan, 2016

Oil on newsprint
36 x 46 inches
$4,500

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In an excerpt from ‘Eraser: Volume II’ a book project by Brian Edmonds, Jai Llewellyn asked Sean Sullivan. “…what part does drawing play in the evolution of your work?”

“Drawing has always served as a sort of distraction for me—a small act of insurrection—a declaration of spirit that began in high school math class because I didn’t understand what was going on—it was a way to escape. I still don’t understand for the most part, so all the same applies.

I find the act of drawing restorative and calming but the results are often unknown to me—as if someone else made the drawing. I also equally love painting, making sculpture, writing, but mostly love moving things around in the studio and on the page. I have very limited studio time and therefore drawing has become a sort of shorthand for everything else creatively speaking—a way to keep the hands moving.”

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Everything in its Place
Sean Sullivan, 2019

Oil on found paper
9 x 5.75 inches 

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Head of Difference
Sean Sullivan, 2020

Oil on found paper
11 x 7.5 inches
$1,2OO

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Cabinet
Sean Sullivan, 2019

Oil on found paper
11 x 8 inches 
$1,2OO

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Body of Water
Sean Sullivan, 2020

Oil on found paper
8 x 1O.75 inches
$1,2OO

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Horizon
Sean Sullivan, 2020

Oil on found paper
1O.5 x 13.5 inches 
$1,6OO

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NuMnemonics
Sean Sullivan, 2020

Oil on found paper
6.75 x 10.25 inches (set of two)
6.75 x 5 inches each
$1,2OO

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Everything in its Place
Sean Sullivan, 2019

Oil on found paper
9 x 5.75 inches 

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Head of Difference
Sean Sullivan, 2020

Oil on found paper
11 x 7.5 inches
$1,2OO

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Cabinet
Sean Sullivan, 2019

Oil on found paper
11 x 8 inches 
$1,2OO

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Body of Water
Sean Sullivan, 2020

Oil on found paper
8 x 1O.75 inches
$1,2OO

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Horizon
Sean Sullivan, 2020

Oil on found paper
1O.5 x 13.5 inches 
$1,6OO

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NuMnemonics
Sean Sullivan, 2020

Oil on found paper
6.75 x 10.25 inches (set of two)
6.75 x 5 inches each
$1,2OO

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