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Virgil Vogel

Untitled #1 | 8″ x 10″ | mixed media on paper | 2019

Artist Statement

Virgil Vogel is a horticulturist / painter, inspired from the natural world, and painting his paintings from observation and memory, often using soil as a pigment. Paper is also important to Virgil, liking to fold it in radiating forms representing the sun and moon. The horizon line is also important, the vertical line representing the sun and being alive.

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.