Mike Kelley was a ruthless investigator, of everything from Mother Mary, to rainbow afro wigs to stuffed toys to the complex mechanism, which was his own mind. The works that comprise this retrospective are alternately humorous and aggressive, quietly lurking and riotously showboating, but perhaps the single consistency within the exhibition is Kelley’s uncanny ability to bear witness to the entirety of the world itself, and to do this while simultaneously looking inward – not for an “answer,” but for some overarching question that might instigate, or inspire, or simply burn the whole place down. This show is a an absolute must see and closes on July 28.
250 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Through July 28, 2014