Rodney McMillian’s (Art MFA 02) solo show Recirculating Goods opens today (Thursday, Feb. 27) at Petzel Gallery in New York, and runs through May 2, 2020. The exhibition marks McMillian’s debut with Petzel, which also inaugurates the gallery’s second floor addition.
Recirculating Goods features paintings that explore the artist’s ongoing interests in class and the history of American landscape painting. For his solo show, McMillian painted on objects designed for shared spaces such as blankets, afghans or crocheted objects to “reflect on the different systems of exchange they exist in, and their relation to the histories—personal, national and art historical—which are evoked,” according to the press release.
A Los Angeles-based artist, McMillian’s practice is rooted in connecting history and contemporary culture, and negotiating “between the body of a political nature and the politic of a bodily nature.”
In 2019, his installation In This Land was included in the New Work series at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He has also been a part of a number of group exhibitions at museums such as The National Portrait Gallery, London; CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA; the Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; the Contemporary Art Museum Houston; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Rodney McMillian: Recirculating Goods
February 27 – May 2, 2020
35 E 67th Street
New York, NY 10065
10 am–6 pm