Glasstire is pleased to announce Catherine Opie and Eileen Myles as the Spring 2017 speakers for OFF ROAD: Conversations with Artists Offline. In addition to being longtime friends, Opie and Myles are both seminal figures whose works address themes of gender, sexual identity, and one’s place in the world. Their conversation promises to be funny, honest and thought-provoking. The duo will be in conversation at Houston’s Alley Theatre on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Cash bar opens at 4PM. The talk will begin at 5PM. A book signing will follow the talk.
About OFF ROAD
Glasstire, the online magazine of art in Texas, launched OFF ROAD in 2015, to invite our digital audience to log off of their devices and experience an exchange of ideas with artists live and in-person. OFF ROAD invites the great minds of our time to engage in conversations about their work and ideas.
For the inaugural OFF ROAD talk in October 2015, Glasstire hosted the legendary artist Robert Irwin and Michael Govan, director of the LA County Museum of Art. In April 2016, for the second OFF ROAD talk, Glasstire brought artist William Wegman to speak about his life and work. Watch both of the previous talks on Glasstire’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/glasstireonline
Catherine Opie (b. Sandusky, OH 1961) is known for her photographic portraits and landscapes that comment on how we look at the world around us. 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 many others. Opie lives and works in Los Angeles and is currently a Professor of Photography at UCLA.
Eileen Myles (b. Cambridge, MA 1949) is a poet, novelist, performer, and art journalist working in Marfa, Texas and New York. Myles has written the acclaimed collection of stories Chelsea Girls 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 their writing, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital art writers' grant, and four Lambda Book Awards.
OFF ROAD: Catherine Opie & Eileen Myles will be held at the Alley Theatre’s Neuhaus Stage on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Parking will be available for purchase in the Theater District Parking Garage.
For more information: http://glasstire.com/offroad