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Author Kelley, Mike, 1954-2012, artist.

Title Mike Kelley : memory ware : a survey.

Publication Info. New York : Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 2017.


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.2 Kelley,M KEL    Available
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Description 249 pages : color cilustrations ; 33 cm
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Note "Published to accompany the exhibition Mike Kelley: Memory Ware November 3-December 23, 2016 Hauser & Wirth New York."
Summary Over the course of his four-decade career, Mike Kelley (1954 - 2012) created a rich oeuvre that critically questioned aesthetic conventions and examined all forms of culture. The approximately one hundred "Memory Ware" and associated works were made during the first decade of the 21st century. Named for a genre of North American folk art in which everyday utilitarian objects, such as vases, are coated with a claylike substance into which are embedded small objects including shells, beads and buttons, Kelley's "Memory Ware" series consists both of wall-hung works (known as "Memory Ware Flats") and freestanding pieces. The artist's appropriation of this folk tradition in two dimensions eliminates recognizable underlying objects and expands the original method to include a wider variety of keepsakes. The "Memory Ware" sculptures, by contrast, juxtapose dense clusters of found objects with minimally or undecorated areas and reintroduce the coherence of an overall structure. --Exhibition: Hauser & Wirth, New York, United States (03.11.-23.12.2016).
Subject Kelley, Mike, 1954-2012. Memory ware -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Rugoff, Ralph, 1957- Mister Memory.
Hauser & Wirth New York, organizer, host institution.
Added Title Memory ware
ISBN 9783952446140 hardcover
3952446149 hardcover

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