An intimate exhibition of works by Los Angeles-based artist Michael C. McMillen is currently on view in one of Venice’s longest standing establishments, Hal’s Bar and Grill on Abbot Kinney. Located in the restaurants Upstairs Gallery, V-SPACE, the solo show includes a selection of wall-mounted mixed-media assemblages that span 30 years of the artist’s prolific career.
Utilizing found objects and materials amassed over time, McMillen is primarily known for his multi-sensory installations, assemblages, sculptures, painting and films that transport the view into another world, completely imagined by the artist. He has been the subject of solo exhibition at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. A retrospective of his work was presented at the Oakland Museum of California in 2011. Most recently, McMillen created a site-specific installation titled “The Entropic Taxi: Final Destination,” which is currently on view at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France.
Michael C. McMillen will be on view at V-SPACE through December 1, 2014.
IMAGE: Michael C. McMillen, Luna, 1984, paint on wood, 47 1/2 x 41 x 8 1/2 in. (120.7 x 104.1 x 21.6 cm)