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
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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.”