Nasher Sculpture Center presents Kathryn Andrews: Run for President Closing Day
The Nasher Sculpture Center presents Kathryn Andrews: Run for President. The exhibition is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and curated by Julie Rodrigues Widholm, former MCA Curator and current Director of the DePaul Art Museum.
For this exhibition, presented during the height of the 2016 presidential race, Andrews situates her work against the conceptual and pictorial backdrop of a fictitious presidential election. Using materials such as brightly painted Currier & Ives images taken from historical political campaigns and famous props from Hollywood movies such as the costumes worn by Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man and Jack Nicholson in Batman, she creates a loose narrative around candidates, campaigns, sitting in office, and the end of a presidency.
With massively-scaled photomurals, which appropriate images such as Sammy Davis Jr. with President Richard Nixon and Bozo the Clown running for president, the exhibition provides an immersive experience that charts the highs and lows of the Executive Office.