Houston set to exhibit the very Bess in art

April 12, 2013 by  

Starting today, a special art presentation titled ‘Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible’ will be on exhibit at the Menil Collection. Over 40 paintings and other works of art will be included in the exhibit by this very talented but not widely known artist.

Art visionary Forrest Bess (1911-1977) was a specialist in American art. Working during the day in a fishing camp near Houston, he made a humble living but he reportedly created extraordinary paintings during the night.

Although Bess was not a world-renowned artist due to his meager lifestyle, many artists of the time knew and appreciated his work. He met a prominent artist, Betty Parsons, in 1949. She organized and managed six art exhibitions through her gallery in New York, which at the time was a highly respected gallery in the industry.

The artist’s history is intriguing yet complicated. He reportedly experienced drastic hallucinations in childhood, which he then incorporated into his art as he grew up. He recorded the symbols from his dreams so he could refer to them for his art and was constantly trying to understand the meaning of each.

Sculptor Robert Gober will also be included in the exhibition with his ‘the Man that Got Away’ art.

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