"As long as people eat animals, we'll never have peace," says Houston's emminent artist--and raw vegan for 40 years, Forrest Prince. Watch this film about Forrest and come get to know him and his work and share some vegan luv at his new show at the Redbud Gallery in The Heights on Saturday, April 7. This exhibit is entitled "Awake Beloved, We've Slept Too Long"
During a rock-bottom place in his life during his younger years, Forrest had an epiphany which he says made him become "a seeker and servant of God" and he also realized the connection between what we eat and peace. He has been a raw vegan for 40 years. His art has been featured at The Menil, the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston and the Station Museum of Contemporary Art. Forrest was featured recently in a cover article in PaperCity Magazine https://www.papercitymag.com/…/forrest-prince-houston-art-…/ and he was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Art League of Houston https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUZxi8v1NSw Here is a film about Forrest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUZxi8v1NSw
Gus Kopriva, the owner of Redbud Gallery sponsoring the exhibit, explains, ""I have wanted to work with Forrest and show his work for many years and share his unique art with our audience. Some of the finest art that has been created addresses topics of religion, politics, and social issues that still plague our country. Residing in Houston, this self-taught artist has developed an original recognizable artistic style. His work is represented in many of our most well-known collections. You will be drawn to view impressive large mixed media works, sculptures and wall pieces. His art conveys a feeling of spiritual mystery and enchantment."
"Prince's work directly deals with religious hypocrisy, social indifference and regressive politics that are so prevalent in our society. He is one of those rare humans that through self-contemplation has been able to find unity with an absolute deity. Prince has reached a state of spiritual bliss that is beyond most of our understanding," says Kopriva. "Many of his reflective works are constructed of mirrors and the viewer is forced to view themselves while gazing at the art. His art is meant to communicate with our individual selves, not others."
The opening night is Saturday April 07 from 6 to 9pm and the show will be on exhibit through the entire month of April. Please come. DRESS: NIce, no sweats or shorts!
* Photo above: Forrest Prince, “You’re Eating Yourself to Death, and You’re Too Dumb to Know It”, 1990, table, chair, mixed media, collection of Carolyn Farb