After seeing her recent body of work, I was curious if she had always worked on the intimate level of the figurine. I made my way over to her website and found she had experimented with many medias and sizes. Stollers creative and innovative use of material is most interesting. In some works, which look almost dessert like, she uses actual frosting and candy as a material. She plays with a different idea of the feminine, using toys, mythical creatures, and puts them in sets in which they are actors. Skeletons of unicorns, my little ponies, and laserjet printed wallpaper, in all sorts of designs and pastel colors. She takes gender associated colors, objects, and themes and turns them into perverted and sarcastic renditions of their former selves. Ponies eating the flesh of dead animals, Unicorns vainly checking themselves out in mirrors, and what appear to be my little pony orgies.
Of her earlier work I'm most interested in her large format installation work. I think what draws me to it is the way she uses shapes and colors to creat a almost superflat landscape using mixed ceramic, mdf, and painted elements. The way the forms are layered on top of one another, almost mockingly phallic. They appear to be ceramic molds of tampons, and other feminine products arranged in patters with hearts and pastel colors around them. Its both formally apealling and apalling, but Jessica Stoller's work seems to be all about contridictions, expectations, and the interactions between them.
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