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August 26 - December 10, 2022

Kirsten Stolle

ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT A FOREST

August 26 - December 10, 2022

Kirsten Stolle

ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT A FOREST

Using appropriation, wordplay, and humor, Kirsten Stolle co-opts advertising strategies used by agrichemical corporations to resurface and critique company history. For her exhibition, Only You Can Prevent A Forest, Stolle will create photo-based collages, visual poetry interventions, text-based sound animation, a neon wall piece, and her first site-responsive sculptural installation. Building upon her decade-long research into companies like Bayer/Monsanto and Dow Chemical, the work will forefront historical ties to chemical warfare and reveal persistent greenwashing. Stolle’s work interrogates the global influence of chemical companies on our food supply and their consistent efforts to downplay effects of their toxic products on our health and environment.

 

Kirsten Stolle: Only You Can Prevent A Forest is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the South Carolina Arts Commission, and with the generous support of Charleston magazine, and Mindelle Seltzer and Robert Lovinger.

Kirsten Stolle

ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT A FOREST

August 26 - December 10, 2022
Patron Preview Reception
Halsey Institute galleries and Hill Exhibition Gallery
Friday, August 26, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Open to Postmodernist level members and above
Opening Reception
Halsey Institute galleries and Hill Exhibition Gallery
Friday, August 26, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Free for CofC community + members, $5 donation otherwise
Artist Talk
Halsey Institute galleries
Saturday, August 27, 2:00 PM
Curator's Coffee Club
Halsey Institute galleries
Friday, September 16, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Open to Halsey Institute members at all levels
Family Day!
Halsey Institute galleries and Hill Exhibition Gallery
Sunday, November 13, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Free for all members, $5 donation for non-member families
Staff-led tours of the exhibition take place at 2:00 PM each Saturday unless superseded by a program.
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About the artist

Kirsten Stolle is a visual artist working in collage, text-based images, and installation. Her research-based practice is grounded in the investigation of agribusiness propaganda, food politics, and biotechnology. Stolle was born in Newton, MA in 1967, lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for 19 years, and currently lives in Asheville, NC. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the San José Museum of Art, Crocker Art Museum, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Solo exhibitions include NOME Projects, Berlin; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC; Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC; Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA; Turchin Center for the Visual Arts/Appalachian State University, Boone, NC; Tracey Morgan Gallery, Asheville, NC; Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Franicsco, CA; Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH; and Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NYC.

Select group exhibition highlights include Balzer Projects (Basel), Datscha Radio (Berlin), Terrain Biennial, Fridman Gallery (NYC), Lesley Heller Workspace (NYC), John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NYC), San Jose Museum of Art (CA), The Mint Museum (NC), Gregg Museum of Art & Design (NC), Hunterdon Museum of Art (NJ), Tweed Museum of Art (MN), Riverside Art Museum (CA), Triton Museum of Art (CA), The Billboard Creative (CA), Jack Fischer Gallery (CA 2-person show), Power Plant Gallery/Duke University (NC), and the Torpedo Factory (VA).

Her work has been published in The Atlantic, Photograph, Topic magazine, The Billboard Creative, TAZ Berlin, Le Monde diplomatique, Berlin Art Link, SLEEK magazine, Made in Mind magazine, Poetry magazine, The Creators Project, Widewalls, Spolia magazine, Burnaway, Vhcle magazine, DIALOGIST, SLICE magazine, New American Paintings, The Ignatian literary magazine, Eleven Eleven, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Manifest’s International Drawing Annual.

She is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, a Dave Bown Projects award, as well as grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission, Artists’ Fellowship Inc., The Puffin Foundation, Change Inc., and the Creative Capacity Fund. She has been awarded residencies at the Ucross Foundation, Millay Colony, Blue Mountain Center, Marble House Project, Willapa Bay AiR, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Spiro Arts, The Anderson Center, and Ballinglen Arts Foundation.

Stolle received a BA in Visual Arts from Framingham State University, and completed studies at Richmond College (London, England), and Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Boston, MA).

Learn more about Kirsten Stolle: KirstenStolle.com

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