Seventy miles east of El Paso, in the middle of two thousand acres of desert, is a structure, or series of structures that have grown over the course of the last 30 years. In each structure is a room and in each room is an installation. Buildings face each other, and the paths connecting them are similarly symmetrical with the whole work covering a stretch of 52,000 square feet. But as much as I've read about the complex known as The Hill, I still can't figure out what it is. And it's still not done. For the first time in 18 years, the famed Michigan-born, Texas artist James Magee has a major museum exhibition, taking place at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Works are on display that promise to provide a context to better understand Magee's magnum opus: The Hill. Sculptural reliefs constructed with pieces of glass, metal, ceramic tiles and car parts will form Magee's show, Revelation, and will debut Magee's work to the wider public. The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora St. in the Arts District and Revelation: The Art of James Magee is on display until November 28. For more information, visit nashersculpturecenter.org.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Sept. 4. Continues through Nov. 28, 2010