Los Angeles–based artist Rodney McMillian's work addresses how American political and social histories shape issues of class, race and gender. In his first solo museum presentation on the West Coast, McMillian will bring together his long-standing interest in the representation of the American landscape with an exploration of home as a place and a state of mind. The exhibition will feature a painted abstract panorama spanning the entirety of the gallery paired with a soundscape interweaving iconic 1980s songs performed by McMillian and the voice of a social advocate proposing radically new language and polices around the condition of homelessness. This immersive installation will question the political systems that promise freedom and equality for all and highlight the power of the individual to affect hope and create change.
Los Angeles-based Rodney McMillian presents an immersive installation that considers home as both a place and a state of mind. It is comprised of an abstract panoramic painting, spanning the entire gallery, juxtaposed with a soundscape featuring iconic ’80s songs performed by the artist, interwoven with the voice of a social advocate proposing new ideas and policies on homelessness.