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Emmy Bright

On Love | 21″ x 39 1/4″ | Silkscreen on paper | 2016

Artist Statement

Emmy Bright makes drawings, writings, prints, textiles and performances to understand the problems of identity, the problems of empathy and the problems of boundaries.  Their practice is about undoing, using circular reasoning, traditional craft processes, and flawed logic as ways to figure out how to be in the world, to figure out who they are in relation to others, and to make sure there’s some separation. In all of their work, Bright is working to upend normative good sense and orderliness in order to find something more complex, gnarly and real.

Artwork/s at the following locations:
David Klein
Norwest Gallery
Public Pool

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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.