Back to Our Space Page

Mike Kelley GALLERY

Mike Kelley was a world-renowned artist, but also a dear friend of Beyond Baroque. Many of his earliest performances and exhibitions were held in our space. Throughout his life, he remained among our most generous supporters. Our gallery was named in his honor, as a gesture of gratitude and memorial, after his death.


Los Angeles: Now & Then

January 14 - February 25, 2023

Focusing on the unique, venerable, boundary-busting history and art of Los Angeles over the past 90 years, Juri Koll, director of the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art, curates a group show as part of its ongoing exhibitions chronicling the history and practice of art in Southern California, with cutting edge work.

Learn more about the exhibition here

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday 2-6:00 p.m. by appointment
Friday and Saturday 12-6:00 p.m. open


Tony Cokes So to speak

February 10 - February 19, 2023
Opening Reception:
Friday, February 10, 6-8 PM

Frieze Projects: Against the Edge presents three works by Tony Cokes. Cokes’ work traverses social and cultural mourning, the effects of racism and displacement, of mass terror, and the cultural output that seeks to rectify or resolve the traumas we inflict on one another. His visual and sonic essays don’t show images other than text, and yet they reference the images that live in our everyday. There couldn’t be a work more fitting to reflect on the current situation of the “Venice of America” than Cokes’s removed but incisive visual essays that works through the traumas of displacement within the multiplicitous histories of a post-terror America. Their musicality and rhythm, and their connection to vernacular forms of music and spoken word mirror Beyond Baroque’s context in Venice, and the organization’s commitment to the literary arts. An opening reception will be held on Friday, February 10 from 6 to 8pm. Curated by Jay Ezra Nayssan and Del Vaz Projects, and presented by Frieze Projects in conjunction with Frieze LA.

Special Exhibition Hours:
Friday, February 10 & Saturday February 11: 12:00-6:00 PM
Tuesday, February 14 - Sunday, February 19:12:00 -6:00 PM
Closed: February 12 -13

Exhibition Archive

October 8 - December 17, 2022

Telepathic Evanescences: collaborative artworks by Will Alexander and Byron Baker
June 17 - August 6, 2022

7x7.LA: Selected Artist & Writer Collaborations
March 19 - May 28, 2022

Found / Made
Deborah Aschheim, Jan Blair, York Chang, Sam Durant, Tm Gratkowski, Kathleen Henderson
Stas Orlovski, Camilla Taylor, HK Zamani and Jody Zellen
October - November, 2021

Paulina Peavy: Etherian Channeler
Curated by Laura Whitcomb of Label Curatorial
June 1 - August 14, 2021

Only a Few Yards Away: A Virtual Exhibit of Photography, Paintings & Collage
Holaday Mason & Celeste Goyer wall texts by James Cushing
April 5 - May 28, 2021

Floating Worlds
Spring 2020

Layered Beyond: An Augmented Reality Exhibition
February 9 - March 15, 2020