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Jerome Patryjak

Triptych 2 | 68.75″ x 29.75 | Silver and gold inks on charcoal grey silk paper | 2021

Artist Statement

Paper constructions and drawings, paper is the first choice, working with something that is flat, common, and ubiquitous. A surface for ink, paint, pencil and bare expositions of the qualities of paper itself in a celebration of the richness of this simple material.
The work is personal and intimate, bringing viewers in to explore and imagine, in visual mosaics of tactile sensual information with room for personal engagement, like poetry or jazz.
Fabric arts, fiber working, embroidery and textural and surface decoration are referenced, and acknowledged, but keeping with paper removes some preciousness. Influences include etchings with fine lines and textures, and being contrary, also to Japanese block prints, painted scrolls and screens with shallow space and flattening metallic inks.

Artwork/s at the following locations:
Anton Art Center
Collected 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.