How one Louisville man is challenging the context of Black Indigenous history
Louisville Courier Journal
Stan Squirewell sees beyond the hardened expressions frozen in time when he flips through an archive.
He believes the people pictured are so much more complex than the single images he’s found, and by the time he finishes a piece, his audience sees that, too. As we stood in Squirewell's art studio, all the faces staring back at us belonged to people who had died, but his art had given their portraits an entirely new place in the world. “My work is a reformation of the past in order to create more harmony in the world, especially for folks of color,” Squirewell explained.
February 24, 2022