Stan Squirewell at Moremen Gallery through October 15, 2020.

Stan Squirewell (b.1978) is a painter, photographer, installation and performance artist. Squirewell was born and raised in Washington, DC and currently lives and works in Louisville, KY.

Squirewell’s work examines who curates and controls the narratives that become accepted as history. From what perspective is history written? Whose stories are told, and whose are neglected?

 

Moremen Gallery is pleased to introduce new works by Stan Squirewell, on display
through October 15, 2020.

Stan Squirewell (b.1978) is a painter, photographer, installation and performance artist.
Squirewell was born and raised in Washington, DC and currently lives and works in
Louisville, KY.

About the Work:
Squirewell’s work examines who curates and controls the narratives that become
accepted as history. From what perspective is history written? Whose stories are told,
and whose are neglected?
The artist’s own family history provided an impetus for this line of inquiry after he
learned in his 20s that his ancestry was not what he had been told but included
indigenous roots. Looking back at census and enlistment records, it became apparent
how racial, cultural and ancestral roots become blurred or even erased, sometimes by
accident and sometimes on purpose.
This inspired Squirewell to ask from whose perspective history is written. It also inspired
him to begin questioning the education system, as he realized that whoever control the
educational narrative controls the cultural consciousness.
Says Squirewell, “Marginalized communities are often overlooked and omitted from
history in general. The history I was taught did not have my ancestry represented. As a
child of the hip hop era, born in the 70s, growing up in the 80s and 90s, I look at my
work as almost remixing, crate digging, but my crates are museums, private collections
and historical narratives. I remix my pieces according to my own way of writing history.
The main thing I want the viewer to take away is to question what you think you know,
what you’ve been told and what you believe. ”
Images:
Click here for link to the catalog of images:
https://indd.adobe.com/view/fcf6c8ac-985c-4ad1-85fe-5d03181a35ba

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