*Due to anticipated inclement weather, we are postponing the Russell Hill Rogers San Antonio Sessions – Megan Solis performance. New date to be announced.*
Join Artpace for the premiere of the Russell Hill Rogers: San Antonio Sessions, a series of performances that will take place on the Artpace rooftop, funded by the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts. Fall 2023 events will include performance artist Megan Solis, filmmaker Jim Mendiola, writer & performer Marisela Barrera, and composter Nathan Felix. Follow Artpace on social media (or sign up for our newsletter during registration) for more information about the upcoming performances.
To kick off the series, performance artist Megan Solis will present The Exorcism of Glory West. In this multi-media performance, Glory West’s spirit has been possessed by an evil demon. Her cowboy boyfriend Dale and friend Pig must devise a plan to save her.
This performance is for adult audiences only and includes potentially triggering content around themes of violence, gore, and sacrilege.
+ Free and open to the public. Registration is required.
+ Free parking is located at the Artpace parking lot (513 N Flores)
About the Artist
Solis’s work splinters and bleeds into drawing, sculpture, video, and performance. Postpartum from obtaining her MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Solis has authored and birthed her own heroine, Glory West, a love-sick blonde Texan, who navigates themes of desperation and loneliness creating concerts of unrequited lust, precarious displays of confidence and self-conscious portraits of love for her fans. Glory West’s odyssey encapsulates a monstrous feminine mystique, holding tightly to both self-inflicted hysteria and hapless horror. Solis has participated in the residency programs of Hello Studio Gallery (San, Antonio, TX) and Arteles (Haukijärvi, Finland). She has exhibited her work throughout Texas such as at the Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, TX), Invisible Gallery, (Houston, TX), and the McNay Art Museum (San Antonio, TX). Solis has also shown nationally and internationally including the Freedman Gallery in Reading, PA, and the CICA Museum in South Korea. She has been invited to perform as Glory West at the Sweet Pass Sculpture Park in Dallas, TX, and Más Allá Gallery in Bogotá, Colombia. Most recently her film, “Dark Odyssey on Converse Lake” was selected to be shown at the 2023 Chroma Art Film Festival in Miami, Florida.