DescriptionThe Church of Stop Shopping is an activist performance group based in New York City, led by Reverend Billy, the stage name of Bill Talen. Using the form of a revival meeting, on sidewalks and in chain stores, Reverend Billy and his gospel choir exhort consumers to abandon the products of large corporations and mass media; the group also preaches a broader message of economic justice, environmental protection, and anti-militarism, protesting sweatshops and the Iraq War. Though it continues its street theater activities, the Church has also appeared on stage and has toured internationally.
Devon Grey, Austin Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement 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 has participated in group and solo exhibitions in Canada and the United States.