Golden Gallery is excited to present an upcoming dual-exhibition by Chicago-based artist Mike
Between the moving, the sculptural and the visual, Andrews' core ideas are footnoted by
fundamental investigations of material, space, and the relationship between the body, object
and image. The artist embraces conflicts that arise between those negotiations and conceptual
orbits. The choice to highlight rather than sweep these issues under a rug, shapes work that lays
bare a commanding and deliberate scale.
Each gallery aims to emphasize a facet of Andrews’ studio practice. Between the virtual and the
actual, the material and the graphic, the artist continues to explore thoughts of practice,
experience, and taste. The resulting exhibition is an exercise in the process of scrutinizing one's
self and practice, questioning whether content is located in the material or the manipulation of
In addition to this push-and-pull exhibition at the main showroom, Andrews will also be utilizing
Golden's auxiliary space to present the gallery’s largest sculpture to date. Paired with a largescale
drawing, Andrews' intuitive yet deliberate work continues to explore communications
between output, software, and color.
The reception at Golden Gallery will run from 6 – 9pm on Thursday December 16, while Golden
Gallery Auxiliary Space will be on view from 8 – 9pm.
Mike Andrews is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department Fiber and Materials Studies
at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The artist has recently exhibited in Seoul, South
Korea; Majorca, Spain; and extensively nation-wide. The artist received his MFA from
Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2004.