Mike Kelley's "Pushing and pulling, pulling and pushing" @ 500 Capp Street In San Francisco

Pushing and pulling, pulling and pushing brings together artworks from Mike Kelley’s Educational Complex (1995) and Day Is Done (2004–2005) into the uncanny environment of 500 Capp Street. With a wide range of media, Kelley’s work explores themes as varied as punk politics, religious rituals, social class, and repressed memory. Using architectural models to represent schools he attended, Educational Complex presents forgotten spaces as frames for private trauma, both real and imagined. These works are intended to evoke not only Kelley’s own memories but also broader social issues concerning childhood. Pushing and pulling, pulling and pushing brings is on view through February 16 at 500 Capp Street San Francisco. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper