James Magee comes to Kirk Hopper Fine Art in the midst of a long and notable career in sculpture, painting, film, video, and environmental installation, some of which Dallas had the opportunity to experience in his 2010 exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center.
Magee is perhaps best known for his massive, ongoing project of thirty years, The Hill: a largely secret, almost solitary endeavor in the vast plains of West Texas. Four identical buildingseach 40 feet long, 20 feet wide and 17 feet high, connected by causeways in a cruciform layoutsit on a promontory rising above 2,000 acres of rocky desert. The buildings house art installations by Magee, all quite complex and with moving elements.
In 2013, KHFA will present a benefit exhibition for The Hill, showcasing Magee's shop drawings from The Hill.