Following an exhibition of Stan Squirewell’s work at FACTION’s Harlem space, the FACTION team bring him to London for a display of multilayered collages which through elements of mythology, sacred geometry and science tackle themes of race and memory. This exhibition will mark Stan Squirewell’s first solo show outside the US.
Squirewell’s newest works which have evolved over two or three years of archival study and exploration are heavily influenced by a recent revelation of his paternal ancestry.
Squirewell says: ''For most of my life I believed my fqmily were African Americans who had arrived in the US on slave ships, and it wasn't until my twenties that I discovered my true heritage, that they were indigenous Americans. As a teacher working closely with the national curriculum I constantly see how history, even now, is curated. My art attempts to rewrite these assumed histories. The beauty of the works capture the viezer but it's the ugly that intrigues and leads them to look deeper'.
March 22, 2019