November 2, 2012 - January 26, 2013
Mike Kelley: Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites
One of Kelley’s most significant works, this room-sized installation has never before been exhibited in Los Angeles.
Early in his career, Mike Kelley began incorporating found thrift-store stuffed animals and household cleaning products into large installations which challenged viewers with contrasting feelings of delight and repulsion, empathy and confusion. Consisting of a thirteen-part hanging plush sculpture surrounded by slick, geometric wall reliefs which fill the room with a subtle chemical pine-scent, Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites embodies the fullest and most dynamic iteration of this significant component of the artist’s practice.