stainless steel, ink, and metalized nylon
18 x 8 x 2 1/2 inches
Los Angeles-based artist Kathryn Andrews says her work addresses “the relationship of popular desire to specific materials and forms and what happens when that desire goes unchecked.” Here, she pulls from L.A. car culture’s finish fetish by fabricating a custom chrome-plated stainless steel box and strategically wrapping it with reflective nylon, a material often associated with wrapping paper and birthday balloons. Andrews successfully relates the seductive qualities of the decorative metallized nylon to the customized container by allowing the viewer to acknowledge the alluring qualities of both materials. Andrews’ work has been the subject of solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, Basel, Berlin, and Cologne. Her work has also been included in important group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; and the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco.
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courtesy of the artist and david kordansky gallery, los angeles
gallery website: www.davidkordanskygallery.com