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Destroy All Monsters at Prism Gallery

by Lee Foley on December 17th, 2011


Mike Kelley, Mall Culture, 2000 Acrylic on canvas, 96 x 138 inches, Courtesy of Prism Gallery

In the 1970’s, a typical suburban youth wouldn’t conceive of declaring a new art movement. A more natural mode of rebellion would be to start a band. At Prism Gallery in West Hollywood, Mike Kelley curates the first retrospective of work by the original artists in Destroy All Monsters. “Return of The Repressed: Destroy All Monsters, 1973-1977,” presents Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara and Jim Shaw as members of an experimental band and art collective. This expansive exhibition highlights a rich archive of prints, drawing and photography, including several mural-sized paintings, which commemorate influential figures in their collaborations. Continue Reading More »

Performance Art as Revisionist History

by Lee Foley on October 4th, 2011

Installation View, The Murder of Hi Good, 2011

“The Murder of Hi Good” is Lee Lynch’s first solo exhibition at Steve Turner Contemporary. The focus of the exhibition is a video that plays on a loop, in an installation that makes you feel as if you are part of an early-American Freemason convention. In a narrative format, “The Murder of Hi Good,” contributes to a revisionist history of the American west, at the same time inviting the viewer into a performance that contemplates the use of historical references and objects in contemporary visual art.
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