Withdrawn at AIA New Orleans


Jill Stoll: “Withdrawn”
1-29 October 2016

Jill Stoll‘s “Withdrawn” at the AIA New Orleans features a 48″x480″ collage mural comprised of paper ephemera. Using intricately cut pages from “withdrawn” library books, Stoll takes that which was intentionally fragmented in order to rebuild it. Having passed through many hands for decades, these decommissioned books could be lost to the digital age, but Stoll commemorates them through art and collage.


The exhibition includes pieces from her “Fictitious Cartographies” series and a new triptych, Situated Rondure. Also on view are selections from Stoll’s piece, An Unhealthy Obsession with Geography, a series of double-sided collages. Hanging in space, the work can be observed from multiple viewpoints.

Born and raised in Michigan, Stoll attended two of the state’s most celebrated cultural institutions, earning a high school diploma from Interlochen Arts Academy and a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Since moving to New Orleans in 2009, she has been affiliated with Tulane School of Architecture, teaching first year drawing and electives in mixed media collage. As editor, she oversaw the relaunch of the reVIEW, a time-honoured publication that highlights the best of student work. From 2012-2015, Stoll served as Associate Dean of Students and Director of Career Explorations in Architecture.

By the end of September 2016, Stoll had snail mailed 1,385 original postcard collages through her Random Acts of Mail Art Project (a completely commerce-free endeavor that aligns with the concept of Random Acts of Kindness) and Mail Art Monthly Subscriptions, available on Etsy.

(adapted from the venue’s press materials)


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New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 USA
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Image: (top)
by Jill Stoll
newspaper collage on canvas
Courtesy of the artist

Image: (centre)
“Withdrawal” installation view
by Jill Stoll
Courtesy of the artist