An exhibition of sculptures by Mike Kelley, titled “Kandors,” is on at Venus over Manhattan, New York till January 27, 2017.
The show comprises four Kandors and their associated projections and lenticular light boxes. Kandor takes its name from the capital city of the fictional planet Krypton, where Superman was born. Kelley first made a bank of Kandor images and then chose 20 images that represented an interesting cross-section of designs.
He worked to translate the two-dimensional renderings into three- dimensional sculptures. Each work from the resulting series includes a custom- built base, a cast-resin cityscape, and a hand-blown glass bottle made to fit over the model.