ROY G BIV Gallery presents Allison Craver and Kirsten Stolle. Craver’s ceramic sculptures of domestic objects offer contemplative pause. Stolle’s mixed-media collages examine the influence of agribusiness and pharmaceutical companies on our food supply. The work of both artists is on display February 6–27 at 997 N. High St. Hours: 1 to 6 pm Wednesdays through Sundays. Admission is free.
Artist’s Talks and Closing: Saturday, February 27, at 2:30 pm
Allison Rose Craver’s Material Needs features a collection of new ceramic sculptures of household objects. Craver’s sculptures, made with terracotta, porcelain, glaze and plaster, respond to the simultaneous strength and tenderness of the corporeal body. Like flesh, ceramic materials respond directly to gravity and touch. In contrast to the scarring, collapsing and expanding body, Craver’s ceramic objects are static, offering contemplative pause.
Kirsten Stolle’s Conceal Reveal includes mixed-media collages that examine the influence of agribusiness and pharmaceutical companies on our food supply, and consider the connection between corporate interests and public health. From the 1940s-1960s Monsanto aggressively marketed their toxic chemicals through magazine advertisements. This propaganda overwhelmingly promoted their chemicals for use in war, agriculture, and home. Using collage, cutting and drawing, Stolle has redacted the original text, altering the intended messaging and exploring the complex relationship between economy and ecology.