99 Cents or Less Group Show at MOCAD

10 May, 2017

Medrie MacPhee joins the ninety-nine US artists for a major group exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). 99 Cents or Less addresses Detroit’s ongoing economic crisis and its 2013 bankruptcy (1).

Each artist was given a check for 99 dollars to purchase items at 99-cent stores. Macphee bought clothes and notions which she collaged together to create two outfits entitled The Precariats (“a social class formed by people suffering from precarity, which is a condition of existence without predictability or security, affecting material or psychological welfare.” –Wikipedia). 99 Cents or Less opens May 19 and continuing until August 6, 2017 in downtown Detroit.

Preview of works in the exhibition: The Precariats: Male figure (72 x 21 x 11 in.) and Female figure (72 x 21 x 11 in.). Photos: John Berens



Installation views at MOCAD.


See the full panel discussion with curator Jens Hoffmann, MacPhee and 12 other artists at MOCAD, June 21, 2017.