Educational Complex Edit: Videos from the Students of Mike Kelley

January 20, 2013

Promotional Flyer for 'Educational Complex Edit'

Promotional Flyer for ‘Educational Complex Edit’

To kick-off 2013, some of my graduate work is included in a show at TAG, the Art Gallery at the  University of West Florida, organized by Art Center alum, Joseph Herring.

“TAG UWF will consider the influence of internationally renowned artist Mike Kelley (American, 1954-2012) by presenting video work from his students during his tenure at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California from 1992 through 2007. The exhibition will run concurrently with the large scale retrospective, Mike Kelley: Themes and Variations from 35 Years, opening in December 2012 at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.”

You can catch the opening on January 24, 2013. Complete details can be found on the TAG Blog. If you are in New Orleans, the show will travel as a reel to the Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Art Center later this year. I chose to include the video aspect of Chrome Dome for this show. By the time I arrived at Art Center in the summer of 2005, Mike Kelley was on his way out. While he still appeared on the masthead as ‘Core Faculty,’ his presence was limited largely to thesis show critiques and an occasional studio visit. His persona and presence, however, still loomed large. ‘Chrome Dome’ is the first show I exhibited in grad school about which I wish I could have had a direct dialogue with Mike.

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