OFF THE WALL: MIKE KELLEY AT MOMA PS 1

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This weekend, we headed to MoMA PS 1 in Long Island City, Queens for the opening of Mike Kelley, the largest exhibition of the late artists’ work to date, and the first time a single artist has filled the entire former schoolhouse in over 25 years. Kelley’s body of work is extensive to say the least. Drawing inspiration from pop culture and modernist traditions, and creating pieces that are as dark as they are funny, Kelley’s work includes sculpture, video, paintings, found object instillations, performance art and nearly everything in between. While the 200 piece exhibit is a lot to take in during one visit, the retrospective succeeds in showing the incredibly diverse nature of the artist, who is perhaps best known outside the art world for contributing the artwork to Sonic Youth’s album Dirty. Due to the scale of the exhibit, OAK recommends arriving early to give yourself enough time to check it all out.

Mike Kelley
MoMA P.S. 1
22-25 Jackson Ave
Queens, New York 11101

Through February 2nd, 2014.

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