28 October – 17 December
15 Tinning Street Brunswick
Neon Parc is proud to present an exhibition by the late Los Angeles artist Mike Kelley (1954 – 2012) consisting of ‘Pansy Metal/Clovered Hoof’, a series of oversized silk banners, and seminal video works.
This will be the first solo exhibition of Mike Kelley in Australia and the most significant showing of his work since his inclusion in the 5th Sydney Biennial in 1984. Considered to be one of the most influential artists of our time his confluence of post-punk, high art, and social critique reverberates through contemporary art practice today.
His practice explores sexuality, class, modernism and transcendence, which he casts in a bleak rawness and quasi-psychedelic sentiment. The banners were produced in 1989, a crucial period for contemporary art in Los Angeles which saw the emergence of key practices including Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, and Raymond Pettibon.