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Boswell Hardwick

French Kiss | 35″ x 52″ | Giclée

Artist Statement

Boswell is influenced by the history of fashion and art but always keeps a keen eye on the future. “I’m a futurist at heart, I love the idea of what comes next.” Often exploring gender and identity in his work, this dynamic “gray-space” has always been fertile ground for the artist. The selected photographs in this exhibition play with those ideas. Boswell sees past the conventional and creates his own reality. 
“French Kiss” captures Gus Drake, in Paris for Majesty Black, a fashion forward glove brand. Boswell worked with famed director Robert Lussier on the campaign. The image portrays the isolation of beauty and fragility of youth. These images were published in Kaltblut Magazine and used by the brand for print and promotion.

Artwork/s at the following locations:
Galerie Camille
Metropolitan Museum Of Design Detroit

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Artists stipends made possible by Kresge Arts in 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.