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Exhibition, 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 created 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.

The Halsey Institute's galleries are free and open to the public.
Gallery hours: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Monday through Saturday, and until 7:00pm on Thursday. Closed on Sundays and Thanksgiving holidays, November 23-25.

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.

August 26, 2022 - December 10, 2022

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston
161 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401

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