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Rebecca Frantz

Perspective in blue and white | 7″ x 8″ x 6.5″ | Earthenware, underglaze, low fire glaze | 2021

Artist Statement

I often wonder what we hear or why we don’t hear. What happens when you feel unheard for too long? Where do those feelings go? In my work I attempt to create a sculptural experience that explores how these feelings from our past present themselves in our bodies. I fuse modern body theory with that of reliquary art through the formation of surreal figurative sculptures. By investigating the conceptual discourse around reliquaries as well as the somatic manifestations of memory, I memorialize my own presence through methodical making in clay and explore the idea of finding where the feelings from our past present themselves. 

Artwork/s at the following locations:
Anton Art Center
Collected Detroit
Public Pool

Artist Website + Social Media:
Instagram @becca.frantz

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.