interviewed by John Miller
Mike Kelley's iconoclastic artwork assails the sunshine fantasy of the "normal" family. In an extended and intelligent interview profusely illustrated with performance stills, reproductions, and installation shots, Kelley discusses the development of his work, his interest in pop culture, and the influence of crafts on his work.
Kelley: “I really hate when an artwork is open to all interpretations. I like interpretations to be limited so that the process is problematized. Not just any interpretation is good; there’s a certain range of interpretations that are allowed. Then the interpretation becomes a problem – I like that”.
1992, 8.5 x 10 inches
64pp, 44 b&w and 39 color reproductions
Softcover, ISBN 0-923183-09-4 $25.00