Mike Kelley

Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA - Sep 23-Dec 31

by Matthew Kangas

The late Los Angeles artist (1954-2012) has not been widely seen in the Pacific Northwest. The Frye rectifies that with his feature-length film, Day Is Done (2005), 32 separate video sections that exemplify Kelley’s “desire to expose the social unconscious of American society.” We do not get to see the installations or drawings that so enchanted New York, London, Paris, Rome and Berlin, but a follow-up show could fix that. Mike Kelley. Still from Day Is Done, 2005–06. Single channel video, color, sound. Art © Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. All rights reserved/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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