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Maura Latty

Danae in Poppies With Selfie Stick | 48″ x 36″ | Liquid acrylic, airbrush, canvas | 2021

Artist Statement

The goal of the Fellowship of Aesthetic Transcendence (F.A.T.) is to transform aesthetic space into an experience of F.A.T. Space. 
F.A.T. Space is unapologetically extra. It is lugubrious yet structured. It is maximal, yet spacious. Everyone belongs in F.A.T. Space. Kitsch imagery and nostalgic materials invite imaginative play. And through fracturing patterns, blooming faux flowers and frosted mundanities, F.A.T. Space loosens the seams of reality, fantasy and the transcendental. Leaving a moment for physical and psychic expansion – for freedom in feeling fat. Indulgent and bold, F.A.T. Space ultimately represents my physical, psychological and spiritual body unapologetically occupying space.

Artwork/s at the following locations:
Anton Art Center
Hatch Art
Norwest Gallery
Public Pool

Artist Website + Social Media:
Instagram @itsmaura 

MR/QD Is Made Possible BY

Artists stipends made possible by Kresge Arts in Detroit

For details and more info on making a contribution to Mighty Real/Queer Detroit, please contact us at

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.