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Kevin Weeder

Gestation | 22″ x 30″ | Crayon, Ink on paper | 2021

Artist Statement 

No matter the medium, I approach making as an act of finding from a source in unconscious drawing. Ink and water allows the unconscious to spill fast and freely onto a surface, then with a tool such as a crayon I am able to slowly attempt to make sense of the spill. Clay’s plasticity allows me to have both a slow, meticulous interaction as well as fast and immediate interjection. This duality of speed allows for forms to grow out of an unconscious state. Images of the body will often arise and I do not avoid this. My aim is to confront my own embarrassment and create an open experience of bodily forms as one would look upon the forms of plants or fungi and have an expansive conversation around the psycho-sexual impact of these forms.

Artwork/s at the following locations:
Cass Cafe
Collected Detroit
Hatch Art
Public Pool

Artist Website + Social Media:
Instagram @kevin.weeder

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.