Scott Stulen’s paintings and sculptures investigate how shared cultural memory, in particular memory based on specific images, texts, and popular media, can slip into fiction or fabrication, creating a partial truth recalled as authentic memory or experience. Stulen is fascinated in how familiar, yet isolated references can be combined to create a new experience, which is both personal, yet foreign. Stulen views his role much like a DJ, sampling fragments of pop culture, personal and collective histories and false memories and combining them into a singular work. The key is in selecting, remixing and dropping of the appropriate sequence of samples, thus leading the audience to find meaning in unexpected places. Kool-Aid Drunk is a new body of work, which speaks to issues of failure, loss, hope and anxiety through Little House on the Prairie, family vacations and Midwestern passive aggression.