Darryl Lauster


Member Since January 26, 2010

My work investigates and appropriates American history, aspects of our nation's identity, and reflects on the various sensibilities of "Americanness" as defined by vernacular art, folklore, foundational narratives and the institutions that reinforce them as signifiers of our resolve. I am deeply interested in commemoration and memory, particularly in the way the historic record is often altered by it. When quoting history, one must tell stories. And like all good storytellers I hope to pose questions regarding the interpretations historians, scholars and citizens must necessarily navigate to dissect our collective human situation.