Free to all visitors.
Sacred Space: The Art of Steve Prince exhibit, is a cross-section of several works by visual artist Steve Prince that posits the work in the context of how we, societally need to operate in a “Sacred Space.” The work endeavors to challenge the viewer/populous to decipher, and take action upon what it has interpreted within that sacred space. This body of work candidly peers into the heart of our nation by representing the human experience through historical, narrative, visual text.
A native of New Orleans, Steve’s art is steeped in the rich rue of the Crescent City’s traditions, that merge the syncopations of jazz and the didactic voice of hip-hop culture. The philosophy of his work hinges on the funerary tradition of the Dirge and the Second Line. The funerary tradition centralizes the idea of loss and recovery, which is infused in his ideology about how we must grapple with the hurt in order to get to a “Sacred Space” of healing and restoration. Each of his works reflect a keen understanding of symbolism, history, and oral traditions that challenge the viewer to ponder their agency and be active in creating a more just world.