Mike Kelley may have entered the world in the Midwest, but he was truly a child of Los Angeles. @REDCAT
One of our city’s great contributions to the cultural canon, the late artist-slash-provocateur made pieces in just about every conceivable medium during his 35-year career:
Drawings, music, sculpture, performance — no form was safe from Kelley’s skewed, post-punk sensibility.
This Monday, @REDCAT theater behind Disney Hall irises in on one particularly rich corner of Kelley’s work with a screening of his innovative, single-channel video pieces. It’s a mixed bunch of movies spanning the 80s through the aughts, full of modernism, melodrama, and at least one man dressed up like Superman reciting Sylvia Plath.