McMILLIAN, Rodney; ELMS, Anthony (ed.); KEITH, Naima J. (ed.)
For more than a decade, Los Angeles–based artist Rodney McMillian (born 1969) has worked in sculpture, painting, video and performance to explore the intersections of race, class, gender and socioeconomic policy.
Copublished by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania and The Studio Museum in Harlem on the occasion of Rodney McMillian: The Black Show and Rodney McMillian: Views of Main Street, this volume offers an in-depth examination of McMillian’s varied practice and his meditations on social systems, art history, science fiction and public policy.
In addition to contributions by Elms and Keith, McMillian’s radical use of postconsumer objects, video and painting is addressed in essays by leading figures including Charles Gaines, Rita Gonzalez, Dave McKenzie and Steven Nelson. [publisher’s note]