Dec 10, 2018 - Mar 08, 2019

Selective Memory

Kirsten Stolle

Rutledge Building - Rutledge Gallery

Selective Memory examines the influence of agribusiness and biotech companies on our food supply. Using appropriation, redaction and manipulation, Kirsten Stolle critiques the popular narrative and explores the complex relationship between economy and ecology. Mining source materials such as 20th century medical books, 19th century botanical lithographs, USDA promotional videos and archival photographs, Stolle’s work responds to corporate propaganda and challenges industry narratives. Kirsten Stolle is a visual artist working in collage, drawing and mixed media. Her research-based practice is grounded in the investigation of corporate propaganda, food politics and biotechnology. Stolle was born in Newton, Massachusetts in 1967, lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for 19 years, and currently lives in Western North Carolina. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the San Jose Museum of Art, (San Jose, CA), Crocker Art Museum, (Sacramento, CA), and the Minneapolis Institute of Art, (Minneapolis, MN). Stolle received a BA in Visual Arts from Framingham State College, and completed studies at Richmond College (London, England) and Massachusetts College of Art (Boston, MA). This exhibition will coincide with Winthrop’s 2nd Interdisciplinary Conference, The World of Food: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on What We Eat and Grow, that will be held February 21 -23, 2019.