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Awardee: Rodney McMillian

Visual Arts, 2005

Rodney McMillian has had solo exhibitions at numerous museums and galleries in both the United States and in Europe. His works are in the permanent collections of The UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

; The Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach

; Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany

; and The Studio Museum, New York. A native of Columbia, SC, McMillan studied at the Skowhegan School and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before earning his MFA at CalArts in 2002. 
He is represented by Susanne Vielmetter in Los Angeles.

Project: A Philosophy of Time Travel

_A Philosophy of Time Travel_ is a collaborative sculptural installation designed for the Studio Museum of Harlem. Edgar Arceneaux, Vincent Johnson, Olga Koumoundouros, Matthew Sloly and Rodney McMillian created a site that convincingly simulated the consequences of what would happen if Constantin Brancusi’s sculpture _Endless Column_ were to suddenly and inexplicably come crashing through the museum’s roof. Poetic, humorous, and ambitious, the project references such diverse sources as the music of the composer and pop artist, Sun Ra, and the architecture of Egyptian pyramids.