When a Priest Marries a Witch
November 1, 6:30pm
A story about a priest, an artist, and a young girl in Pasadena, Texas. Part artist’s talk, part performance, part cultural history, part sound installation.
New York–based artist Suzanne Bocanegra talks about her work, channeled through Paul Lazar, an actor long associated with New York’s legendary Wooster Group. Together (sort of) they tell a tale incorporating Elvis, abstract expressionism, the Pope, astronauts, the Singing Nun and obviously, a witch.
Suzanne Bocanegra is a New York-based artist, who grew up in Pasadena, TX. Her performance and installation work has been seen in exhibitions in the United States and abroad. She is a recipient of the Rome Prize, and has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Tiffany Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Co-founder of Big Dance Theater, Paul Lazar has been an Associate Member of New York’s Wooster Group, and starred in films including Silence of the Lambs, Beloved, Lorenzo’s Oil, and Philadelphia, among others.
LOCATION: Brown Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet
A reception will follow the performance.
The Mitchell Center, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston thanks HSPVA Friends, a non-profit organization providing support for education, special projects and the needs of young artists at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA).