Update: March 13, 2020
Given the public health concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, and in line with recommendations from the CDC, Maine College of Art has closed to the public as of Saturday, March 14, 2020 until further notice.
With regret, we share that the ICA at MECA will also be closed during this time. We value our audience, and sincerely look forward to sharing this exciting new exhibition, Some Things We Can Do Together: Megan and Murray McMillan, when we reopen.
Some Things We Can Do Together: Megan and Murray McMillan
On view from
March 18 – April 24, 2020 TBA
**Events have been postponed at this time, check back here for updates.**
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 5–7:00pm
Artist Gallery Talk:
Thursday, March 19, 5:30PM
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art
ICA Gallery hours: Wed–Sun, 11:00am–5:00pm, Thurs, 11:00am–7:00pm, Friday, 11:00am–5:00pm, (FFAW until 8:00pm)
Megan and Murray McMillan make large scale projects that result in short videos, installations and photographic series. Constructing complex, architectural sets that become stages for video and photography, the McMillans create works that offer a window into seemingly impossible situations. Their intention is to find a connective thread between the temporality of video and the observational distance of photographs to imaginatively situate the viewer inside metaphorical, visceral, fabricated environments such as the coal bin of a decommissioned power plant or on a small boat circling an island in the Gulf of Finland. Employing a varied lexicon of elements throughout their work – vessels of transport, theatrical stages, bridges, passageways, rooms – the McMillans create magical, transportive journeys.
Megan and Murray McMillan have exhibited their large-scale video installations at Mass MoCA in Massachusetts, the Kunsthallen Brandts Museum in Odense, Denmark, The State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, Greece, The RISD Museum in Rhode Island, and the deCordova Museum in Massachusetts. Their work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, film festivals, and international biennials.
Some Things We Can Do Together: Megan and Murray McMillan, curated by Jamie Uretsky, was first exhibited at the New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! in New Bedford, MA.
**This event has been postponed. Check back here for updates regarding future scheduled events.**
Artist Gallery Talk
Thursday, March 19, 5:30pm
Free and open to the public
Megan and Murray McMillan will discuss their work and the process of working together on this new installation for the ICA.
Featured Image: Megan and Murray McMillan, In What Distant Sky, video still, 2013