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Jefre Harwoods

THIS! | 22″ x 16″ | Fine art print on canvas with markers | 2022

Artist Statement

Jefre Harwoods is exhibiting 2 of what he calls his HCPs-Headline Collage Poems, hybrid creations using words,collage,drawing, photos, chance & mood to achieve this final incarnation on canvas. Most people no longer read physical newspapers , Jefre still does & uses his love of words, color, ideas & history…& “ cutting with scissors “ to construct these unique works. All art is a time capsule & these HCPs are that. Jefre feels it is important to capture these strange times- the horrible, ridiculous, & hopeful …” to tell the tale”. He has made over 100 HCPs & they continue to evolve. He thinks of them as post-modern artful, poetic front pages of an imaginary yet too real newspaper…” I read the news today…oh boy!”indeed.   Jefre is also a writer living in NYC . He has been published twice in The NY Times & has just completed his second play.

Artwork/s at the following locations:
Collected Detroit

Artist Website + Social Media:
Instagram @jhmixtapes

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.