Kathryn Andrews @ Gladstone Gallery

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Hello everyone! I saw a work of KATHRYN ANDREWS earlier this year at Art Brussels, only I didn’t know her name at the moment. When I checked out some artists exposing in Brussels this month, I googled her name and immediately recognized her work. Take a look at the picture you see above and then at this one here. The shiny mirror-like materials are the same, combined with very colorful elements that make you think about summer and holidays.

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The exhibition @ Gladstone Gallery is called Trinity & Powers: In Search of Breadfruit

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Another cocktail of shiny materials and bright colors. Kathryn Andrews uses elements that we are familiar with from our leisure time. Seeing them gives us an immediate feeling of pleasure.

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We associate these chairs for example with the beach, sun, vacation, but because they take such a prominent place in this room, it feels almost ominous or suspicious. Now take a look at the painting in the background. It’s one of the paintings from The Presidents series. Andrews is making a reflection of politicians campaigns during election times.

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Another painting from the same series. She makes a connection between consumer symbols like cocktails, umbrella’s etc and the way we ‘consume’ posters and images of politicians during election times. Here we see a cock with a sword. Take a look at the next picture to see a detail of the text.

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Cock a doodle doo! I’m Bill Sewards Cock.!! Whose Cock are you? Hmm, I’m not sure I get what she’s saying here. Google learns me that Bill Seward is an actor and sports anchor, but that’s all I can tell you. Anyway, I think she is mocking politicians in general. If you have a better explanation, please let me know 🙂 .  Visiting galleries and writing about it on this blog is a learning process for me, but a very interesting one!

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Gum ball machine with really huge gum balls in it.

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There are naked women on some of the gum balls. The brochure from the gallery learns me that these are Tahitian women.

More info?

The exhibition is closing its doors on 09/10/2015, so there is not much time left to go take a look. Just ring the doorbell and they will let you in. Since it’s a gallery, visiting the exhibition is completely free.

Gladstone Gallery is located very close to the Louisa metro station. See the exact location on this map.

Artsy page about Kathryn Andrews

Hope you liked it!

Greetings,

KOMALIBXL

 

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