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.