Alan Magee: art is not a solace

A documentary by P. David Berez and David Wright

Alan Magee: art is not a solace takes the viewer on a breathtaking visual journey—an exploration of the artist’s recurring subjects, locales, and the historical sources which have sustained his passion for five decades. Through his paintings, sculpture, monotypes, music, and short films, Magee invites viewers to travel with him through the unsettling recesses of human experience and back into the affirming light of day.

Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold’s GhostBury The Chains, and To End All Wars, has said this about the documentary:

“This is a remarkable film about a remarkable artist. It’s a long time since I’ve seen anything that so skillfully gets inside the life of a highly creative person at work. And Alan Magee: art is not a solace does this on so many levels, attentive to Magee’s background, his technique, the influences on him, and—something so often ignored when we talk about artists—the great lies and injustices of the times in which we live.”

Directed by David Wright and P. David Berez

USA/Germany | 2019 | 60 min


Q & A with Alan Magee and the filmmakers will follow the screening.

A reception with Alan Magee and the filmmakers will take place at CMCA following the screening.
Co-presented by the Strand Theatre

Show Dates & Times:

9/27/19 - Friday

5:30 pm,

$9/ Adults
$8/ Seniors, Under 12
$7/ Strand Members

Available at the box office 30 min. prior to show time

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