Kathryn Andrews (b. 1973) examines how image producers employ visual cues and material packaging to elicit desire in Run for President at MCA Chicago. In doing so, she often calls attention to our power, or lack of power, to resist such forces and the complicated act of looking itself. Her sculptures, installations, and performances sample the aesthetics of pop art, minimalism, and conceptualism as readymades, and reinscribes them into new narratives about gender, class, and race.
Kathryn Andrews, Run for President, MCA Chicago
Tokyo-Yokosuka: 1976-1983 is an artefact from the Japanese economic boom, taken while the capital was in technological overdrive.
Wind the Bobbin Up, Cotton: Global Threads, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Cotton. You’re probably wearing it now. You probably sleep on it every night. The sheer abundance of this material all around us means it usually remains ignored and under-appreciated.