Kathryn Andrews


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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

8 Foreword
10 Acknowledgments
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
129 Exhibition Checklist
134 Contributors
135 Exhibition Lenders and Sponsors
136 MCA Board of Trustees
137 MCA Staff