Mike Kelley may have entered the world in the Midwest, but he…

written by Niche.LA Video Art December 11, 2015


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.