Redbud Gallery opening reception: Maame by John Biggers
John Biggers wasn't a native Houstonian, but the creative muralist left an indelible mark on the art world. Is appears as though Biggers has not shown commercially for more than 30 years in Houston. From his evolution as a social realist in North Carolina and Virginia to a modernist in Houston, Biggers will always be remembered for a realm of creativity that reflected his perspective of the anguish that people suffered in the rural South.
A major influence in art education for hundreds of artists over a 35 year period, Biggers served in 1949 as a founding chair of the art department at Texas Southern University. In 1957, he received a fellowship from UNESCO, enabling him to become one of the first African-American artists to visit Africa.
The exhibition hosts 30 pieces from private collections and highlights all media including prints, drawings, paintings and study sketches.
On view through April 26.