Artwork of one black man kissing another's forehead kissing a child's forehead

Artist Talk: Legalized Love, David Genest

Free & open to the public

David Genest’s recent mixed media works are group portraits rendered in monotonal acrylic, ink, charcoal and photo transfer. Depicting human moments in the domestic lives of contemporary American LGBT families, they are part of his effort to increase the visibility of LGBT families.

This artist talk features a short presentation by Genest, where he shares his thoughts on contemporary portrait painting, why he created this particular series and his current multimedia techniques. Q & A session will follow.

Image: Flesh and Blood (multimedia on canvas)

David Genest was born in 1950 in Hempstead, NY, and currently lives and works in Key West, FL and Highlands, NC. He has studied painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA; The Studios of Key West; and The Bascom Center for Visual Arts in Highlands, NC

The artist’s studios initially were in Boston and Provincetown; they are currently in Key West and Highlands. His paintings have been shown at exhibitions and museum shows in Boston, Provincetown, Key West, and Highlands, and are in collections throughout the US.

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