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Geno Harris

Deconstructed | 30″ x 30″ | Lokta (handmade/dyed paper), OSB substrate, decoupage medium | 2022

Artist Statement

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it! Pablo Picasso, 1883-1973.  Art is to life, as the pieces I create speak to the contradictions that filled my world for some time.  Being a self taught artist and choosing “Decoupage” as my form of expression, I did not have rules and/or techniques on how to create art for a guide, I jumped in and followed my instincts and formed my own ideas and rules which is the very meaning of “creativity” and while doing so I began to realize more and more that it was the colors themselves that represented a deeper meaning for me.

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MR/QD Is Made Possible BY

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.