Mike Kelley: Singles' Mixer
Luhring Augustine is pleased to announce the opening of Singles’ Mixer, a multi-part video and sculptural installation by the American artist Mike Kelley.
Mike Kelley (1954 – 2012) was a visionary artist whose complex and diverse body of work forges an incisive exploration into the underpinnings of violence within American culture. He rose to prominence in the 1980s with a series of sculptures in which he assembled discarded children’s toys and blankets to create ebullient works that hinged on despair. Traces of neglect, trauma, and other forms of abuse thread throughout the objects and social rituals represented within his practice. His work altogether remains defiantly irreverent, using humor and absurdity as a tactic for subversion.