Published by Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Edited by Julie Rodrigues Widholm. Foreword by Madeleine Grynsztejn. Text by Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Kristine Stiles.
Occasioned by the artist's first US solo museum exhibition, Run for President examines the sculptures that have made Kathryn Andrews (born 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 narrative encompasses 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.
Published by UCCA/Koenig Books. Edited by Karen Marta, Brian Roettinger.
In Strip, snapshot photos of Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame reel and collide, resulting in random but systematic juxtapositions of street performers and gawking tourists. As the reader turns the pages of Kathryn Andrews' (born 1973) first artist book, rows of images-much like film strips-become visible, shifting left and right within the picture window of the book page. Ultimately this three-dimensional, layered world is lost as a new image of a fragmented Hollywood emerges from the book's chance encounters. Following in the great artist book tradition of John Baldessari and Edward Ruscha, the UCCA has called on Kathryn Andrews along with LA artists Aaron Curry, Alex Israel, Matthew Monahan, Sterling Ruby, Ryan Trecartin, and Kaari Upson to make individual artist books for The Los Angeles Project in Beijing.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Foreword by Philipp Kaiser. Text by Tim Griffin, Michael Ned Holte, Philipp Kaiser, Kathryn Andrews.
Special Meat Occasional Drink is the first catalogue on the conceptual sculpture of Californian artist Kathryn Andrews (born 1973), whose concerns include questions of authorship and the consumption of art.