Horizontal Tracking Shots Catalogue
Conversation between Mike Kelley and Ralph Rugoff
10 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches (26 x 31.1 cm); 140 pages; Fully illustrated
Designed by Green Dragon Office, Los Angeles, in collaboration with Mike Kelley; Printed by Shapco Printing, Minneapolis, MN
Weight: 2 lbs. 8 oz.
Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present a new publication in conjunction with Mike Kelley's first show with the gallery in New York devoted entirely to painting, "Horizontal Tracking Shots." Kelley has devised a spatial push-pull effect through the arrangement of large polychrome panel-paintings and smaller framed canvases in this recent series, wherein painting represents a series of experiences akin to the movie camera gliding through space. Evoking modernist monochromes in the untitled colored reliefs as well as a domestic décor, base moldings lend an architectural quality recalling stage sets or theatrical spaces. In his smaller works, Kelley draws freely from a wide range of sources including elementary school textbook illustration, New Age painting, comic strips, and science-fiction. An interview between the artist and Ralph Rugoff is included.