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Institute of Contemporary Art Miami

Inside the Media Landscapes of Sam McKinniss

Artist Sam McKinniss invited filmmakers SandenWolff and ICA Miami to visit him in his Kent, CT studio. The short video that results provides a look into the artist’s process culling inspiration from popular culture, the entertainment industry, sports, and the internet.

McKinniss discusses his recent execution of landscape paintings, highlighting how these works provide a unique space for his “disparate characters” to exist. The artist contemplates the difference between viewing conventional landscape art and the dynamics involved in navigating the media landscape, characterized in abundance by drama and spectacle.