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Alvaro Jurado

Untitled | 7″x 9″ x 3″ | Cast bronze | 1984

Artist Statement

I have been working with found objects since I was a young kid. I am especially drawn to toys, architectural fragments, and parts of old machines. My work is greatly influenced by Louise Nevelson and Joseph Cornell. These bronzes represent the zenith of my explorations in found object art.
Born in Chihuahua, Mexico, I make my home in Southwest Detroit, where I have lived since 1967. I have taken art classes at the College for Creative Studies since 1984. 

Artwork/s at the following locations:
Collected Detroit

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About MR/QD

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is an art exhibition in June 2022 devoted to 77 years (1945-2022) of Detroit LGBTQ+ art 

The exhibition presents a month-long historical examination of the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and its longtime allies, featuring established & emerging Detroit artists, as well as artists whose careers were shortened by HIV/AIDS.

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to promoting positive and meaningful images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community through artistic and intellectual means. © 2023. All Rights Reserved.