9/14/2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 pm – Art in FLUX Opening Reception – Art in FLUX inaugurates the fall schedule with a solo exhibition featuring Stan Squirewell opening in an intimate storefront gallery located at 163 Malcolm X Blvd between 118 and 119th Streets.
Stan Squirewell is a Harlem transplant from Washington DC where he began his artistic training at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in 1993. Since graduating he has continued his tutelage under many of DC’s legends including artists Michael Platt and Lou Stovall. He is a painter, photographer, installation and performance artist. His work is multilayered and his subject matter, in gist, tackles themes such as race and memory through mythology, sacred geometry and science. He draws his inspiration from theory books, science fiction movies and novels, avant-garde jazz and indigenous storytelling. He is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Hoffberger School of Painting where he studied with the late, Grace Hartigan. Mr. Squirewell is the first winner of the Rush Philanthropic and Bombay Sapphire Artisan series. He has performed with Nick Cave (SoundSuits) at the National Portrait Gallery and Jefferson Pinder with G-Fine Arts. He is privately and publicly collected. His works are in the Reginald Lewis Museum, the Robert Steele Collection and recently acquired by the Smithsonian for the African American Museum (2015.)
In his newest works, Squirewell fuses imagery, photographs, and motifs from ancient civilizations to create collages set on wooden frames. He then burns them ceremoniously and adds markings that have been appearing in his practice subconsciously for years but came to light when his paternal African ancestry was revealed to him. These pieces speak to Squirewell’s battle with the omnipresent slavery narrative. Squirewell uses his intense curiosity and tenacious research in indigenous cultures, sacred geometry, science, and binary coding to present a commentary on race, identity, memory, and life’s dualities. He tackles these themes taking influence from science fiction novels, and ancient mythological stories, balancing masculinity and femininity and technology or geometry with organics.
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Stan Squirewell, The Alchemist
Opening Reception: September 14, 6:00-9:00PM; September 14 – November 9, 2016. The
Gallery is Open weekdays and by appointment. To schedule an appointment646-340-3479 or email@example.com
Art In FLUX
163 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10027