Art Museum show opens at MoMA PS1 |

Art Museum show opens at MoMA PS1

Rodney McMillian's "Landscape Paintings," which showed at the Aspen Art Museum last year, has opened at MoMA PS1 in New York.
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Rodney McMillian’s “Landscape Paintings,” which ran at the Aspen Art Museum last year, has opened at MoMA PS1 in New York.

The show, curated by Aspen Art Museum director Heidi Zuckerman and organized by MoMA PS1’s Peter Eleey, presents 12 paintings on bedsheets — first exhibited in Aspen — and an untitled video from 2005.

The works were made between 2007 and 2015. McMillian collected the sheets from thrift stores — some carry price tags and remnants of their former owners. McMillian used house paint purchased at stores such as Home Depot — a practice that began when he was low on cash early in his career but that’s persisted as part of his aesthetic.

“I’m interested in what’s not there,” McMillian said at the exhibition’s Aspen opening. “My use of the bedding is locating the body in a domestic space, and the bedding also points to issues around class — bedding also goes to the pleasures we have in bed like sleep, reading, sex.”

The show will be on view at MoMA PS1 through Aug. 29. There will be two concurrent exhibitions of the artist’s work taking place at The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.

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