Faculty Response:
Sequins are by nature "loud and proud." It's no wonder then that something considered by many as kitsch was embraced by the queer community. Few materials offer such boldness and vibrancy, causing sequins to become a staple of self-expression for a group that long saw their mere existence as an act of defiance. Framing bold red and black sequins within soft green and pink skin-toned hues, Lozano creates an illusion of peeling away the natural state to reveal the glamorous identity hidden beneath the surface. Katie Pershon GVSU Art Gallery
Current Location:
The Connection -> 2nd Floor (CON)
Location Notes:
CON; 2nd Floor; Left of room 215

William Lieberman Collection of Contemporary Art ➔ Untitled 2002

Artwork
Medium:
Mixed Media
Date:
2002
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 48 in Width: 48 in
Description:
Abstract circular figure sequined with a fleshy pink center. Surrounding space is green.
Historical Context:
"Sequins are by nature "loud and proud." It's no wonder then that something considered by many as kitsch was embraced by the queer community. Few materials offer such boldness and vibrancy, causing sequins to become a staple of self-expression for a group that long saw their mere existence as an act of defiance. Framing bold red and black sequins within soft green and pink skin-toned hues, Lozano creates an illusion of peeling away the natural state to reveal the glamorous identity hidden beneath the surface." - Katie Pershon, GVSU Art Gallery

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