The Surgeon, The Flirt, and that Thing by Mike Andrews, Assistant Professor

Wednesday, November 02, 9:30 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., room 1307
United States
Michael Andrews, Screen test
Michael Andrews, Screen test, 2016. Photo: Zach Barner

Presented as part of his Penultimate Contract Review toward Tenure in the Department of Fiber & Material Studies. All faculty, staff and students are invited. 

Mike Andrews’ tapestries, sculptures, and animations taunt the categories of textile, video, and object. His hybrid approach to making is fueled by the desires and anxieties of a technology-saturated and body-conscious culture. In the spirit of imagination and speculation so central to a weaver's methodology, Andrews is investigating the borders of the textile medium through a variety of strategies spanning from 3D animation and collage to industrial weaving. In this talk, Andrews will present on research and projects including found textile tapestries, digital and material outsourcing, as well as a new series of large-scale hand-tufted drawings. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

Selected exhibitions include MCA Chicago, Dan Devening Projects and Exhibitions in Chicago, IL, The Chicago Cultural Center, PENELOPE in New York City, and Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, MI. Mike Andrews is an Assistant Professor in the Fiber and Material Studies department at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.