NFT ARTICLES | 25 April 2021

NFT Articles outlines Gretchen Andrew’s first solo gallery exhibtion at Annka Kultys Gallery in  “Three Exhibitions to see in London this weekend.”

The Los Angeles-born artist Gretchen Andrew has made headlines in latest years for hijacking on-line serps and changing the highest outcomes for subjects equivalent to “Frieze Los Angeles” or “Cover of Artforum” with photographs of her personal work. Her first ever gallery present—which inaugurates Annka Kultys’s newly expanded house—is one thing of a watershed second that pronounces Andrew’s entry right into a world that her apply each venerates and undermines. Fittingly, it’s all about articulating need and reconstructing damaged programs from the within. 

Eight collage-on-canvas assemblage works embody “vision boards”, representing Andrew’s life targets, insecurities and goals. Bedazzled in costume gems and crowded with faux flowers and butterfly stickers, their formal components problem conventions of style whereas additionally—being figurative, loudly branded and on canvas—cynically fulfilling the important thing necessities for a industrial artwork present. However beneath these realizing winks on the gallery system, a deeper glitching is happening. In Greatest MFA (2020), Andrew expresses a need to graduate from a good artwork faculty, however seek for “Best MFA” on Google and you will see that a number of of the present’s works occupying the highest photographs. By playfully infiltrating Massive Tech, Andrew attracts our consideration to the fallacies that underpin dominant data programs, in hopes to construct in the direction of higher ones. As she factors out, the web we’ve at this time was constructed by—and features primarily for—a sure sort of individual (Western, heterosexual, male). By plugging her wishes immediately into the mainframe, she surpasses these limitations and invitations us to think about one thing extra fluid, extra thrilling and even perhaps extra actual.

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