Critical Writing Index

David Askevold: The California Years

by Mike Kelley

David Askevold: Cultural Geographies, 1998, pp. 61-68

Charlottetown: Confederation Centre Art Gallery & Museum, 1998

Mike Kelley details the career of artist David Askevold from his first encounter's with the eccentric artist, when he was his student at California Institute of the Arts. Kelley details his joint work with Askevold called The Poltergeist (1979) and their subsequent works together. Kelley also addresses the early years of video art in California and an attempt to create a video art bar which would feature videos for patrons. Kelley also addresses Askevold's use of appropriation through re-photography.

ITEM 1998.108 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Honky TonkinDavid Askevold

Very Soon You Will

Six Fifty

Jumped Out

1/4 Moon

Two Rotating Candle Chandeliers

How Long Have You Known Barbara