Glasstire presents

OFF ROAD:
CATHERINE OPIE & EILEEN MYLES

April 29, 2017 at 5PM

Neuhaus Stage
Alley Theatre, Houston

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CATHERINE OPIE

Catherine Opie (b. Sandusky, OH 1961) is an LA-based photographer who gained wide recognition for her searing self-portraits in the 1990s. Since then, her other bodies of work have included portraits and landscapes; ice fishing; high school football players; and most recently, an elegiac series of photographs on our National Parks. She has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, among others. Opie lives and works in Los Angeles and is currently a Professor of Photography at UCLA.

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EILEEN MYLES

Eileen Myles (b. Cambridge, MA 1949) is a poet, novelist, performer, and art journalist working in Marfa, Texas and New York. She has written the acclaimed collection of stories Chelsea Girls, about growing up in New York, as well as multiple books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Myles has performed at many venues across the US and has received numerous awards for her writings, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital art writers’ grant, and four Lambda Book Awards. A character based on her appears in the television show Transparent, which is produced by her partner Jill Soloway.

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OFF ROAD

Glasstire, the online magazine of visual art in Texas, is pleased to announce the second in our series of artist conversations that invites the great minds of our time to engage in conversations about their work and ideas.

There are no rules, no limits, and no podiums.

Previously

OFF ROAD 2016:
William Wegman

On April 30th, 2016, we welcomed the legendary artist William Wegman to Houston at Rice University.

Known for his work involving his weimeraner dogs, Wegman (b. Holyoke, MA 1943) has created film and video works for Saturday Night Live and Nickelodeon, and his video segments for Sesame Street have appeared regularly since 1989. In 2001 Wegman and the comedian Steve Martin created the introduction video for the inaugural season of Art:21. His photographs, videos, paintings, and drawings have been exhibited in museums throughout the world, including Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the Orange County Museum of Art in California. He lives in New York and Maine.

The inaugural conversation

OFF ROAD 2015:
Robert Irwin + Michael Govan

On October 17, 2015, we welcomed the legendary artist Robert Irwin to Houston for a talk with Michael Govan, director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Their warm, irreverent conversation about their history of working together thrilled Houston audiences and continues to garner views on our Youtube channel.

Robert Irwin is regarded as the central artist of the L.A.-based “Light and Space” movement in the 1960s. He designed the architecture and grounds of Dia: Beacon Center for the Arts; and the lush Central Gardens for the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California.

The YouTube conversation between Michael Govan and Robert Irwin is a gift that will keep on giving. I learned and learned so many things from each of them that I feel like I completed a college course. Nice, nice, nice

Camille Lyons

I wish you could hear the conversation in the van heading back to school. "How could art, landscape and architecture all be the same thing?! MY MIND IS BLOWN" They enjoyed it oh so much, as did I.

Ally Wallace
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EVENT SPONSORS

Become a corporate sponsor and enjoy front row access to OFF ROAD and receive tickets to the VIP after party. In addition, you'll be reaching our audience by advertising your brand on Glasstire and receive prominent logo placement on all OFF ROAD promotional materials.

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Location

The Alley Theatre

The conversation will be held on the Neuhaus Stage at the Alley Theatre.

Address:
615 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002

Parking Details:
ALLEY THEATRE GARAGE
Designated spaces can be found on Level 11 & 13 in the Alley Theatre garage. When parking in the Alley Theatre garage press the G button in the elevator for the ground level. Exit through the glass doors and turn right to the Alleyway. The entrance to the building is on your left. It is approximately 160 feet, inclined up, with no curb from the Alley Theatre garage elevator to Box Office Lobby. Please note that the Neuhaus Theatre is not ADA accessible from the Alley Theatre Garage elevators. Taking the Alley Theatre Garage elevator to the basement level requires the ascent of eight steps to the Neuhaus tunnel level.

THEATRE DISTRICT UNDERGROUND PARKING
Designated spaces can be found on Level 1, Aisle B in the Theatre District Parking garage. You may access the Alley Theatre building via the tunnel. The 130 foot route does include incline and descent grade changes which may prove challenging for non-motorized wheelchairs or those on foot. You may enter directly into the Neuhaus Theatre lobby or take the elevator to the Box Office Lobby or Hubbard Theatre.

Front Row Access

UNDERWRITE OFF ROAD

We invite you to support a great evening of art in Houston. As an underwriter, you will be invited to join Catherine Opie and Eileen Myles at a private reception following the lecture.

Underwriter
$5,000 USD
8 tickets to VIP after party
  • prominent recognition in print and online
  • signed copy of ``Chelsea Girls`` by Eileen Myles and ``700 Nimes Road`` by Catherine Opie
  • 8 tickets to VIP after party
Underwriter
$3,000
6 tickets to VIP after party
  • prominent recognition in print and online
  • signed copy of ``Chelsea Girls`` by Eileen Myles and ``700 Nimes Road`` by Catherine Opie
  • 6 tickets to VIP after party
Underwriter
$1,500
2 tickets to VIP after party
  • prominent recognition in print and online
  • signed copy of ``Chelsea Girls`` by Eileen Myles and ``700 Nimes Road`` by Catherine Opie
  • 2 tickets to VIP after party
INDIVIDUAL TICKET
$750
1 ticket to VIP after party
  • signed copy of event poster
  • 1 ticket to VIP after party
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TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 1, 2017

REGULAR TICKET
20 USD
lecture
  • One ticket to Catherine Opie & Eileen Myles
  • April 29th, 2017
STUDENT TICKET
5 USD
lecture
  • One student ticket to Catherine Opie & Eileen Myles
  • April 29th, 2017
CONTACT US

EMAIL: offroad@glasstire.com 

PHONE: + 1 713 850 0939 

LOCATION

Glasstire
PO Box 925616
Houston, TX 77292-5616

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