Visual artist and creative consultant Mack Bishop’s newest exhibition opening at the Community Artists’ Collective celebrates Black Music Month with paintings of the iconic musical figures who opened America’s doors for all creatives of color.
“A Musical Tribute,” featuring portraits of Aretha Franklin, Beyonce, Whitney Houston and Nipsey Hustle, opens with a reception Saturday, June 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. The exhibit, curated by Dominic R. Clay, runs through June 29.
For the last two years, Bishop has taken a departure from his core thesis work to explore new mediums and themes. As the experimental phase continued, musical narratives began to develop. Bishop’s works are known for his use of found objects and shattered glass incorporations while using emotive spiritual motifs to strengthen his narrative. The current exhibition, “A Musical Tribute,” holds true to this same narrative while adding a few new materials.
Bishop’s exhibition would not be complete without his signature sculpture. He will be exhibiting two never-before-seen sculptural works from his new series titled “Fragments of Muziki.”
Mack Bishop III has a BFA from Texas Southern University and an MFA from Houston Baptist University, specializing in painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art and film.
He says of his work, "As an artist I understand that the legacy of my ancestors must dissolve into a new purpose, undertaking an evolution of fragmented mending between the conscious and subconscious mind."
The Collective is open during the exhibition Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12 noon until 5 p.m. and by appointment.
For more information contact The Collective at 713-523-1616.