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Gordon Price

Eastern Market | 45″ x 40″ | Acrylic on newspaper mounted on board | 2019

Artist Statement

Gordon Price’s lifelong obsession with origami has served a creative journey with painting. The basics of origami involve forming insignificant bits of scrap paper discards (i.e.fliers and newsprint), into objects. The basics of painting has a similar format as origami, portraying an image on a flat surface with paint.

In Gordon’s experience self imposed “rules” of how to prepare a painting surface and construct a composition got in the way. A meaningful process but with meaningless results. Over time, the “rules” went away. The surfaces became newsprint. The painting method became a journal. Less academic, more from the heart. Perhaps “more from the heart” will bolster the message that drives Mighty Real Queer Detroit.

Artwork/s at the following locations:
Collected Detroit
Hatch Art

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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.