The latest work by Kaletski riffs on American culture--fame, celebrities and the lure of the "red carpet." His work is full of underlying commentary without falling into conceptualism. His work, as always, is witty and subtle.
Kaletski has been working as an artist for over 40 years. He began in the Soviet Union but he did not follow the "official path" for artists. He created on the sly while working as an actor. His years in the USSR led to a distaste for the color red but upon coming to the USA the color had a new connotation.
It didn't symbolize state control but entertainment, glamor, sexuality. But is such a life of success and fame always desirable? Kaletski's pieces ask that of the viewer.