Running Up James Magee's Hill at the Nasher
|James Magee's Mine Shaft, made in the mid-'90s using shatterproof glass, rubber, staples, salt and rust water|
Morse and Rick Brettell, the former Dallas Museum of Art director turned Professor of Aesthetic Studies professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, have written a book about The Hill titled, simply, James Magee: The Hill; says Brettell, "Everybody who has been divides their lives into two parts: before and after they've seen The Hill." Still, there's always room for a sequel, given it's not expected to be completed for another 15 years. Till then, there's the Nasher exhibition -- which can be toured online, complete with audio of Magee's narration accompanying the pieces, which are made using everything from car parts to shellac to grease to honey to paprika. In some descriptions the artist speaks; for others, he sings. And if you want to visit The Hill, the following dates are currently available: May 14 and October 15, 2011.