Kristen Stolle creates abstractions that expand upon the techniques she developed as a printmaker. Her transition to painting came as a natural extension of her discourse with printing. By 2002, Stolle was increasingly experimenting with the handling of graphite, watercolor, and chine colle, producing improvisational renderings that aspired to move etching and other techniques beyond the printing press. She found in wax and oil the means to imbue surface with the presence of painting while continuing to privilege her expression with line. This exploration continues in this series of multimedia words in which Stolle's spare, yet gestural lines offer a host of potential interpretations and a shy humor.
Published on the occasion of Stolle's exhibition, Evolutionary Soup, on view at DCG December 13, 2007–February 2, 2008. Catalogue features an essay by Diana L. Daniels, Associate Curator Crocker Art Museum.
20 pages. 11 color plates. Softcover. 2007