Post by MarfaLiveArts on Sept 16, 2019 10:10:54 GMT -6
In association with Marfa Book Company, Marfa Live Arts will present a performative reading from James Magee's new book Letters to Goya: Poems, Titles and Letters to the Dead at the Crowley Theater on October 5th.
Published by El Paso’s Cinco Puntos Press, Marfa will be the first stop of Magee’s second tour of the book. Award-winning actor/playwright Camilla Carr will join Magee on stage to bring to life his work.
The enigmatic James Magee is the creator of the colossal desert stonework, The Hill, permanently installed east of El Paso. Art scholar/critic Richard Brettell once referred to Magee, who has lived and worked in El Paso since 1981, as “America’s greatest living unknown artist.” The Smithsonian recently purchased Magee’s archives whose body of work includes sculptures, paintings, poetry, film, performance art, and The Hill – a site that he has been building in the desert for more than 40 years. His sculptures and paintings have been presented in major exhibitions across the United States, Mexico and Europe, and he has most recently traveled across the country presenting readings from his new book Letters to Goya with a live musical score. This production has played to standing-room-only audiences in Dallas, New York, Houston, and El Paso.