Devon Reiffer is creating charcoal drawings on canvas inspired by the LGBTQIA+ community.
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 My art practice is based on the belief that we all come into existence as inherently good people who share this same innate desire to be loved unconditionally without limitation. Unfortunately the patterns, beliefs, and ideas that we absorb in our youth often set dualistic norms that fracture our perceptions of self-worth when we fail to fit in under the confines of societal expectations. Our perceptions and responses to external factors directly reflect and project these internal fractures onto others and expose the parts of us, as people, that need to be nurtured. In choosing to live my truth as a gender non-conforming queer, despite the risk of losing my inherent rights, family and friends, I’ve spent a decade working to be seen beyond the stereotypes of my labels and, thus, realized the importance of living in authenticity.
When I began living and working in the Philadelphia queer community, I was disturbed to see that marginalization, oppression, and inequalities were not only affecting society at large, but also causing queer people, people of color, gender fluid, and trans people to project the agendas onto others. To create social change, I immediately began using my art practice as a platform to further visibility for intersecting LGBTQIA+ identities through layers of charcoal and gesso. I realized that we had to accept each other in our community first before reaching acceptance in mainstream. To connect us as people, I chose to use shades of gray to represent the spectrum of gender, race, ethnicity, age, and sexuality within the acronym and highlight our commonalities in the grays that distracted from the labels. My practice has shifted towards furthering visibility and dialogues surrounding the intersections of queer POC and non-binary folx to assist in dismantling the white, cis-male, heteronormative structures in place. I am an artist for social change with a mission to create work that allows us to truly see one another and connect. I'm an artist for social change.

Join my #bethechange mission by following
@ DEVONREIFFER
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Graphite
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You get status updates and progress pictures before it goes public on any other social media platform. 
Chalk
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Graphite Tier + Button with featured artwork (1 per year) + Behind the scene explanations of how I developed techniques and how I manipulate my media.   


Vine Charcoal
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Graphite Tier + Chalk Tier + Monthly Vlog with behind the scenes progress, explanation of concepts, insight to my headspace during studio sessions. 
Compressed Charcoal
$25 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
Graphite, Chalk, and Vine Tiers and an annual 11 x 14 print (must fulfill 12 month commitment)
Fixative
$100 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
Graphite, Chalk, Vine, Compressed Tiers and choice of Be The Change Shirt, Hoodie, or Tote (must fulfill 12 month commitment)
Exposed Layers
$200 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
Graphite, Chalk, Vine, Compressed, Fixative Tiers and special access to photoshoots, monthly unedited 10 minute vlog of my unfiltered thoughts and headspace, these videos are typically kept in the vault. I will expose my truths behind the art, VIP Patreon access only.  
Goals
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When I reach $500 a month, I will start my youtube channel and interview at least one patron a month.
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 My art practice is based on the belief that we all come into existence as inherently good people who share this same innate desire to be loved unconditionally without limitation. Unfortunately the patterns, beliefs, and ideas that we absorb in our youth often set dualistic norms that fracture our perceptions of self-worth when we fail to fit in under the confines of societal expectations. Our perceptions and responses to external factors directly reflect and project these internal fractures onto others and expose the parts of us, as people, that need to be nurtured. In choosing to live my truth as a gender non-conforming queer, despite the risk of losing my inherent rights, family and friends, I’ve spent a decade working to be seen beyond the stereotypes of my labels and, thus, realized the importance of living in authenticity.
When I began living and working in the Philadelphia queer community, I was disturbed to see that marginalization, oppression, and inequalities were not only affecting society at large, but also causing queer people, people of color, gender fluid, and trans people to project the agendas onto others. To create social change, I immediately began using my art practice as a platform to further visibility for intersecting LGBTQIA+ identities through layers of charcoal and gesso. I realized that we had to accept each other in our community first before reaching acceptance in mainstream. To connect us as people, I chose to use shades of gray to represent the spectrum of gender, race, ethnicity, age, and sexuality within the acronym and highlight our commonalities in the grays that distracted from the labels. My practice has shifted towards furthering visibility and dialogues surrounding the intersections of queer POC and non-binary folx to assist in dismantling the white, cis-male, heteronormative structures in place. I am an artist for social change with a mission to create work that allows us to truly see one another and connect. I'm an artist for social change.

Join my #bethechange mission by following
@ DEVONREIFFER
FB | IG | Twitter | LinkedIn

Recent posts by Devon Reiffer

Tiers
Graphite
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You get status updates and progress pictures before it goes public on any other social media platform. 
Chalk
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Graphite Tier + Button with featured artwork (1 per year) + Behind the scene explanations of how I developed techniques and how I manipulate my media.   


Vine Charcoal
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Graphite Tier + Chalk Tier + Monthly Vlog with behind the scenes progress, explanation of concepts, insight to my headspace during studio sessions. 
Compressed Charcoal
$25 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
Graphite, Chalk, and Vine Tiers and an annual 11 x 14 print (must fulfill 12 month commitment)
Fixative
$100 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
Graphite, Chalk, Vine, Compressed Tiers and choice of Be The Change Shirt, Hoodie, or Tote (must fulfill 12 month commitment)
Exposed Layers
$200 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
Graphite, Chalk, Vine, Compressed, Fixative Tiers and special access to photoshoots, monthly unedited 10 minute vlog of my unfiltered thoughts and headspace, these videos are typically kept in the vault. I will expose my truths behind the art, VIP Patreon access only.