Occasioned by the artist's first US solo museum exhibition, Run for President examines the sculptures that have made Kathryn Andrews (b. 1973) one of the crucial voices of her artistic generation. Through her shiny, colorful sculptures, which literally reflect the viewer and the exhibition environs, Andrews examines how image producers—artists, corporations, Hollywood studios and politicians—employ visual cues and material packaging to elicit desire. In Run for President, Andrews situates her sculptures against a conceptual backdrop of a fictitious presidential election. The exhibition loosely weaves together narratives around campaigning, Election Day, sitting in office, and the end of presidency, charting the rise and fall of the president—a metaphorical double for the artist and the viewer.
The accompanying catalogue features essays by Julie Rodrigues Widholm and Kristine Stiles. Published by MCA Chicago.
Table of Contents
|14||Run for President! by Julie Rodrigues Widholm|
|50||Works in the Exhibition|
|80||A Conversation between Hamza Walker and Kathryn Andrews|
|98||The Dangerous Mind of Kathryn Andrews, Hobo by Kristine Stiles|
|127||Biography and Exhibition History|
|135||Exhibition Lenders and Sponsors|
|136||MCA Board of Trustees|