The Paper Bag Portraits are an ongoing series of tributes to individuals who have found their own path in life. These individuals whether activists, actors, musicians, writers or politicians have all dedicated their lives to the pursuit of their own personal truths. These are examples of people who do not compromise their vision and whose achievements, no matter how great or insignificant, all share humble origins. Each individual presented here has impacted the world around them in a positive and beneficial manner whether it be through political, social, musical, written or televised avenues of expression. More often than not these individuals challenge notions of authority, technology, government, prejudice, network censorship, expose lies and deceit, uncover corporate agendas, promote positive environmental lifestyles and social change. The Paper Bag Portrait series aims to tread lightly on natural resources. The series is produced from 80% post consumer products, recycled, freecycled and secondhand materials.
Biography: Devon Grey was born in a rural southern town in Ontario on July 23rd, 1977. Like most children of his generation, Devon found himself a product of television and pop culture. Raised an only child, he spend the majority of his childhood alone, often drawing the world around him and mimicking the fantastical worlds of comic books and fantasy. Devon divides his time between film, painting and various media studies. Previous to his studies in Brock University’s Honours Program, He had studied Graphic Design and Interactive Multimedia at Niagara College, and taught at the Trebas Institution in Toronto, Ontario. Devon is a member of Visual Arts Ontario, the Niagara Artists Company, The Arthouse at the Jones Centre, and The Austin Museum of Art. Devon has participated in group and solo exhibitions in Canada and the United States. Currently Devon is pursuing his interests in studying media and corporate propaganda systems while continuing his passion for film by establishing the Updoc Films production company with his partner and wife, Lindy Grey.
Country: United States
Site: Devon Grey
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