PC Acquire: Artist Kelley Devine

"Paper Poor"

Catherine D. Anspon
Posted:
May 08, 2012

For this month’s PaperCity curated artist, we tapped Texas talent Kelley Devine to showcase her newest body of work, “Paper Poor.” Often raiding her own library or secondhand bookstores to save from buying costly canvas or fancy art-store paper, she begins with titles and texts that have special resonance, then uses them as a background upon which to draw all manner of animal images, with a deft touch and sensitivity to the spirit of each creature. We commissioned Miz Devine to literally take inspiration from April’s issue and turn it into an artwork, in keeping with this series. A graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University with a BFA in sculpture who’s exhibited at the well-regarded Jonathan Ferrera Gallery in New Orleans, Devine has branched out to explore painting, print-making and the aforementioned drawing (she is also a member of the underground Heights drawing collective Sketchy Neighbors). This multimedia artist proclaims of her current endeavor, “By using pages from books, I am able to give a deeper level of meaning to the image.” Each Devine piece for PC Acquire — we consider them divine — is one of a kind, beginning with the creation shown on this page, drawn upon our own printed pages. For the complete portfolio, peruse papercitymag.com/Arts. For the complete portfolio (priced $500 to $2,000), peruse papercitymag.com/Arts. Inquiries Seth Vaughan, seth@papercitymag.com.

IMAGE, ABOVE: Kelley Devine’s Lucy Vuitton, 2012 Mixed Media on PaperCity Magazine 36 x 48; $1,700

Kelley Devine’s It Takes Time (pages from The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren), acrylic medium, paint and pencil on canvas; 54 x 54 inches; $2,000


Kelley Devine’s The Analysis of Dreams (pages from Man and His Symbols by Carl G. Jung), acrylic medium, paint and pencil on canvas; 28 x 48 inches; $1,000


Kelley Devine’s Reverence Thyself, acrylic on canvas; 48 x 72 inches (framed); $8,000


Kelley Devine’s Public Sociologies (Readings for Sociology, 5th Edition, edited by Garth Massy), acrylic medium and pencil on canvas; 28 x 48 inches; $1,000


Kelley Devine’s My Fear (pages from Without a Net Middle Class and Homeless [with Kids] in America by Michelle Kennedy), acrylic medium and pencil on canvas; 30 x 24 inches; $550


Kelley Devine's Moose Morgan  (pages from So this is Depravity and Other Observations by Russell Baker), acrylic medium and pencil on canvas; 76 x 50 inches; $2,850 SOLD 


Kelley Devine’s It’s Not About Me (pages from The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren), acrylic medium, paint and pencil on canvas; 54 x 54 inches; $2,000


Kelley Devine’s The First Approach of the Unconscious (pages from Man and His Symbols by Carl G. Jung), acrylic medium and pencil on canvas; 30 x 24 inches; $550


Kelley Devine’s Family Dog – Black (kids’ art, clippings, homework, etc.), acrylic medium, paint and pencil on canvas; 54 x 54 inches; $2,000


Kelley Devine’s Family Dog – Blue (kids’ art, clippings, homework, etc.), acrylic medium, paint and pencil on canvas; 54 x 54 inches; $2,000


Kelley Devine’s Her (pages from Flowers for Algernon), acrylic medium and pencil on canvas; 30 x 24 inches; $750


Kelley Devine’s In the Face of the Rain, acrylic on canvas; 48 x 72 inches (framed); $8,000


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