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Mitchell Squire

Author: Heather Sauer | Image: Heather Sauer

Three photographs by Mitchell Squire, professor of architecture, will be part of the Visual DisObedience: Iowa Artists Dissent, Propose, Actualize! exhibition Nov. 7, 2019, through Feb. 14, 2020, at the Anderson Gallery at Drake University. An opening reception will be from 5–7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. Artists in the exhibition raise questions, propose new ways of seeing and, in some cases, actualize desirable alternatives to the present state of affairs.

Squire’s photos in the show “attempt to contort the regime of ‘labor’ that surrounds perceptions of the significance of Black bodies in Western modernity,” he says. “They present momentary reflections on the oft-forgotten relationship Black bodies have with plants, objects and other forms of non-human life.”