About

Devon Knowles investigates the histories, economies and social meanings of diverse materials – from denim fabric and aluminum to coloured glass and concrete. In moving such substances from their everyday context to a new environment, our appreciation of their properties and capacities becomes heightened. In working and reworking material, using traditional and contemporary fabrication methods, a rich language of the interplay of material and method emerges. As she engages with theories of perception, optical effects and tactility, alongside the direct act of making, Knowles encourages the viewer to access her work from a shared intimacy and sympathetic attentiveness.

Selected Works

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Devon Knowles

Waterways

2021

An original artwork commissioned by the District of North Vancouver and Polygon Ltd.
Located at 2663 Library Lane, North Vancouver, BC.

  • Rachel Topham Photography
Devon Knowles

Lily Tree

2021

An original commission for the City of Richmond Public Art Program and Yuanheng Ltd.
Located at 8199 Captsan Way and No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC. 

  • Rachel Topham Photography
Devon Knowles

Seconds

2020

aluminum

  • 9 1/4” x 5 1/2” x 1 1/2”
  • Rachel Topham Photography
Devon Knowles

Walking Spectrum, VI, i, W20

2020

glass, glass flood light lens, artificial moss, tin, lead, steel

  • 20” x 20” x 1 1/2”
  • Rachel Topham Photography
Devon Knowles

Walking Spectrum, V, i, F19

2020

glass, artificial berries, styrofoam, tin, lead, steel

  • 20” x 20” x 2 1/2”
  • Rachel Topham Photography
Devon Knowles

Walking Spectrum, III, ii, S18

2019

glass, plastic lid, plastic straw, paper straw cover, plastic bread tab, plastic flagging tape, lead, tin, steel, paint

  • 24” x 24” x 3”
Devon Knowles

Walking Spectrum II, ii, S17, 2018

2018

glass, biodegradeable plastic cup, applewood, elastic band, latex balloon, paper, stickers, lead, tin, steel, paint

  • 22” x 23” x 4”
  • Rachel Topham Photography
Devon Knowles

Walking Spectrum II, i, S17

2018

glass, flower petals, iPod glass, paper cup, felt pen, reuseable adhesive putty, lead, tin, steel, paint

  • 20” x 20” x 3”
  • Rachel Topham Photography

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