Los Angeles-based artist Kathryn Andrews mines the American cultural landscape to investigate relationships between popular culture and power structures, in particular how images and brands are used to establish authority.
Addressing the current climate at the onset of the November election, the artist’s Nasher exhibition, Kathryn Andrews: Run for President loosely weaves together narratives around historic and imaginary candidates, the campaign trail, sitting in office and the end of the presidential term.
Kathryn Andrews Biography
Kathryn Andrews (b. 1973, Mobile, Alabama) has recently presented solo exhibitions of her work at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2015); Bass Museum of Art, Miami (2014); and Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2013). Recent group exhibitions include The Extreme Present, curated by Jeffrey Deitch, Metropolitan Art Society, Beirut (2015); Teen Paranormal Romance,
The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, traveled to the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Georgia, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California (2014-15); The Los Angeles Project, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2014); Made in L.A. 2012, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2012); and First Among Equals, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2012). Her work is featured in the public collections of Museum Ludwig, Cologne; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina; and the North Miami Museum of Contemporary Art, among others. Two major sculptural commissions by Andrews are currently on view on the High Line, New York. In fall 2016, she will open a solo exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles. Andrews lives and works in Los Angeles.
“I want to disrupt the viewer’s tendency to imagine the artist in relation to what he or she had ‘made.’ Our conjectures about the artist limit how we perceive art.” – Kathryn Andrews
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