Museum admission is free.

Member’s Preview | Troy Montes-Michie: Rock of Eye

All CAMH members are invited to an exclusive preview of Troy Montes-Michie: Rock of Eye.

Join fellow CAMH members and friends for a private first look at the artist’s first museum solo exhibition before the public opening reception at 7PM.

Born in El Paso, Texas, Montes-Michie’s practice reflects his experience growing up along the United States and Mexico border. Troy Montes-Michie: Rock of Eye, is presented in tandem with the artist’s monograph, Rock of Eye, and brings together collages, drawings, sculptures, and installations that draw the contours of body and place. It begins with, and departs from, his past assemblages and collages that center magazine images of the Black male body and trace the social history and form of the zoot suit. In the book and in CAMH’s galleries, repurposed images lead from figure to ground—occupying an ambiguous space between portraiture and landscape—and reveal common threads between borderland subjectivity and geography.

Ticket Information and Availability

RSVPs are required as this event is open to CAMH members or by special invitation only. Not yet a member? Join today!

About the Artist

Through assemblage and juxtaposition, Troy Montes-Michie (b. 1985) engages black consciousness, Latinx experience, immigration and queerness. Utilizing textiles, garments and archival paper, from newsprint to pornography, Montes-Michie subverts dominant narratives by placing past and present in confrontation. Through his use of contrast patterning, a technique of camouflage, Montes-Michie investigates the ways in which bodies of marginalized communities are frequently erased and fetishized. Montes-Michie holds a BFA from the University of Texas at El Paso and an MFA from Yale School of Art. His works have recently been included in exhibitions at the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU (Richmond), The MAC (Belfast), The Shed (New York), The Whitney Museum of American Art, and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. He is currently a Lecturer of Visual Arts in Program at Princeton University.


Image caption: Troy Montes-Michie, Paisano, 2018. Paper, photographs, gloves, shoe fragment, and acrylic on wood, 36 x 30 x 2 inches. Courtesy of Antoine Drye and Jacqueline Moline.