Detroit artist Marlo Broughton’s latest exhibition, Long Days, No Dreams, portrays the ongoing fight for freedom and equal rights for people of color.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY PERRY HASELDEN
On Feb. 19, Detroit-based artist Marlo Broughton, also known as “MARLOBRO,” debuted his new exhibition at Playground Detroit. Featuring graphic portraits of Black community leaders, anonymous figures, and historical events, Long Days No Dreams portrays the ongoing fight for freedom and equal rights for people of color.
“I paint the imagery in black and white, layered with historical references utilizing pops of color to grab the attention of the viewer,” says Broughton in a statement. “We tend to look into the future and not back in time, often without realizing that it may cause us to unintentionally repeat the past due to the systems and power that be. By carrying on without recognizing our power to change the future we could get stuck in the marathon of life.”
You can go behind the scenes with Marlo in this video interview and view and purchase available pieces of Marlo’s art here.