Juxtaposing objects from popular film culture with political images, Kathryn Andrew’s large-scale sculptural installations wryly examine the relationship between media culture and political power. Lethal Weapon/Oval Office features one of the actual guns from the 1987 film hidden inside a large polished steel cylinder resembling a garbage can. Peering into the “peephole” viewers encounter the barrel of a gun pointed directly at their foreheads. The sculpture reflects the viewer placing them inside the oval office. The gun is the least lethal weapon, rather the self-aggrandizing fame and ego necessary to assume political office becomes the danger with potential global repercussions.
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