HISTORIC MEMORY: Joerg Dressler, Shawn Huckins
July 31 – November 8, 2020
Historic Memory features the work of painters Joerg Dressler and Shawn Huckins. Dressler and Huckins address the collective, or historic, memory of Western culture and its influences on our contemporary consciousness. Society’s collective memory acts as a recording of past events, and the shared recollections shape our identity. Inherent in these memories are the biases and prejudice of the social majority, and they are subject to change as perspectives shift over time. Artists utilize historic memory through the adaptation of historic symbols, recording/sharing stories, and outspoken social critique.