Field​ ​Station:​
Kathryn​ ​Andrews

Dec. 16 –
Feb. 11,
2018

Kathryn​ ​Andrews,​ ​​National​ ​Flower​,​ ​2017. Courtesy​ ​the​ ​artist​ ​and​ ​David​ ​Kordansky Gallery,​ ​Los​ ​Angeles.​ ​Photo:​ ​Ahrum​ ​Hong

Los​ ​Angeles–based​ ​artist​ ​Kathryn​ ​Andrews​ ​(b.​ ​1973)​ ​presents​ ​two​ ​new​ ​sculptures​ ​that​ ​reflect on​ ​the​ ​current​ ​political​ ​climate​ ​in​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States.​ ​Constructed​ ​for​ ​the​ ​museum’s​ ​unique gallery​ ​spaces,​ ​the​ ​works​ ​mine​ ​and​ ​meld​ ​the​ ​cultural​ ​histories​ ​of​ ​Hollywood,​ ​superhero​ ​comics, and​ ​twentieth-century​ ​art​ ​into​ ​a​ ​new​ ​mashed-up​ ​fictitious​ ​narrative.​ ​They also nod to the supporting role the MSU Broad played in the Hollywood movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) as a dramatic set. ​Instead​ ​of​ ​featuring​ ​the​ ​two​ ​famous​ ​protagonists,​ ​however, Andrews’s​ ​installation​ ​positions​ ​the​ ​viewer​ ​as​ ​both​ ​actor​ ​and​ ​interlocutor​ ​in​ ​a​ ​drama​ ​involving “the​ ​individual”​ ​and​ ​“the​ ​state.”​ ​

Field​ ​Station:​ ​Kathryn​ ​Andrews​​ ​is​ ​organized​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Eli​ ​and​ ​Edythe​ ​Broad​ ​Art​ ​Museum​ ​at Michigan​ ​State​ ​University​ ​and​ ​curated​ ​by​ ​Steven​ ​L.​ ​Bridges,​ ​Associate​ ​Curator.​ ​Support​ ​for​ ​this exhibition​ ​has​ ​been​ ​provided​ ​by​ ​the​ ​MSU​ ​Federal​ ​Credit​ ​Union.