Since the early 2000s, Rodney McMillian has explored the social and cultural implications of political acts through painting, sculpture, installation, and performance. In the exhibition Against a Civic Death, McMillian presents an immersive installation of newly commissioned, recent, and site-specific work. Split into the colors of white and black, the exhibition continues the artist's formal inquiry into painting, abstraction, and performance with a discomforting social critique of American histories, injustices, and structures of power. Rodney McMillian: Against a Civic Death is the inaugural exhibition of The Contemporary Austin's Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize and is on view at the museum's Jones Center on Congress Avenue from February 1 through August 26, 2018. Video produced by Revelator Productions, Austin, Texas.
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