Too much contemporary art is based on the concept that if you poke an amoeba with a pin it will move. Designed to provoke a response, it uses elements of great size, unsubtle figuration and--just so you don't miss the point--text of some sort: simple statements, double entendres .
Performance artist, painter and writer, Mike Kelly employs all of these devices to make thematic spaces. Like Jonathan Borofsky, he is a clever postmodernist. Drawings, glued felt constructions and painted, collaged furniture in his current show "Half a Man," read like the pages of a book. It's a handsome exhibit, a riot of color and bold, irreverent personal imagery.