Los Angeles-based artist Kathryn Andrews (American, born 1973) 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. Andrews's work, which combines found objects, historic images, and references to art movements such as Pop Art, minimalism, and finish fetish aims to show how meaning is contingent on context.
Addressing the current climate at the onset of the November election, the exhibition—Andrews's first solo museum presentation in the United States—loosely weaves together narratives around historic and imaginary candidates, the campaign trail, sitting in office and the end of the presidential term. The exhibition originated at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and, in collaboration with the artist, will be reconfigured as a site-specific installation in the Nasher galleries, incorporating works from the existing exhibition, such as the large-scale, documentary photomurals and meticulously produced sculptural works within the unique architecture of the Nasher.
Kathryn Andrews: Run for President is organized by Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Generous support for Kathryn Andrews: Run for President is provided by the Harris Family Foundation in memory of Bette and Nelson Harris: Caryn and King Harris, Katherine Harris, Toni and Ron Paul, Pam and Szokol, Linda and Bill Friend, and Stephanie and John Harris; David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles; the Nancy Lauter McDougal and Alfred L. McDougal Exhibition Fund; Christen and Derek Wilson; the Pamela Alper Curatorial Fund; Rodney Lubeznik and Susan D. Goodman; Cari and Michael Sacks; Rena and Daniel Sternberg; and Lisa Roumell and Mark Rosenthal.
Support for Kathryn Andrews: Run for President
at the Nasher is generously provided by Nasiba and Thomas Hartland-Mackie.