Mike Kelley: Sublime
Tinted urethane resin on illuminated base
213.4 x 41.9 (diam.) cm / 84 x 16 1/2 (diam.) in
On September 10, Hauser & Wirth opened “Mike Kelley,” the gallery’s first exhibition devoted to the artist’s later works produced during 2007 – 2011 (just one year before his death). Organized in collaboration with Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, this is the first in New York to focus exclusively on the artist’s later series, Kandors.
The atmosphere upon entering the gallery spaces feel like a cavernous refuge of outer space creatures. Under a spectrum of dim lights exuberating rays of primary colors and in between filled up of various secondary colors as the result of light refractions, Kelley’s City pieces are mesmerizing to the eyes as they look to be floating in space.
2007 – 2011
Tinted urethane resin, acrylic on illuminated base
144.8 x 52.1 (diam.) cm / 57 x 20 1/2 (diam.) in