September 10 - October 15, 2022
From Hooks-Epstein Galleries:
“In observance of FotoFest 2022 and kicking off its 2022-2023 exhibition season, Hooks-Epstein Galleries is proud to present the photography-based works of artist Prince Varughese Thomas.
America the Beautiful, the latest body of work by Prince Varughese Thomas, is a lens-based series exploring the layered complexity of racial and social divisions that pervade contemporary society. Through video and image, the works scrutinize the political and cultural divide currently found within the United States. The exhibition plays on multiple layers of meaning by embracing a citizen’s collective patriotism, while reflecting on the hypocrisy of the collective conscious, thereby compelling viewers to engage and resolve these difficult subjects on their own.
Prince Varughese Thomas is an Indian immigrant, partly raised in India and naturalized in the United States. He earned a Bachelor of Psychology and Minor in Art from the University of Texas at Arlington and went on to earn a MFA from the University of Houston (TX). Since 1998, Thomas has been a Professor of Art at Lamar University (Beaumont, TX). A winner of the Time-Based Media in Art Prize 7 and a Texas Biennial Artist, Thomas has been invited to be a visiting artist, lecturer, panel discussant, and workshop instructor at various institutions, including Ashkal Alwan (Beirut, Lebanon), Indiana University, Memphis College of Art (TN), the Light Factory (Charlotte, NC), and the Queens Museum (NY). His work has been exhibited in over 175 solo and group exhibitions at numerous museums, galleries, and alternative spaces. Thomas’ work is represented in the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.”
Reception: September 10, 2022 | 12–6 pm
2631 Colquitt Street
Houston, 77098 TX