Mike Kelley Exhibition in Los Angeles

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Perry Rubenstein Gallery announces Mike Kelley: Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites, the second autumn exhibition in the new Los Angeles gallery. One of Kelley’s most significant works, this room-sized installation has never before been exhibited in Los Angeles.Early in his career, 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 Satellitesembodies. the fullest and most dynamic iteration of this significant component of the artist’s practice. Mike Kelley (1954 – 2012), who committed suicide this year, was a central figure and beloved colleague and mentor in Los Angeles’ vibrant visual art community for decades. Mike Kelley: Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites will be on view from November 2 to December 15, 2012 at Perry Rubenstein Gallery, 1215 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles.