The 2008 Promega Fall Art Showcase featured “Pedro E. Guerrero, Beyond Frank Lloyd Right”. Guerrero, best known for his photographs of Frank Lloyd Wright, also showcased work from his long time association with artists Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson, 1940’s New York City street scenes and photographs from his freelance years including Julia Child’s kitchen. Exhibiting with Guerrero, were the members of his talented family include his son, grandsons, granddaughter, nephew and niece.
“Guerrero captured something very special in these great artists,” says Exhibit Producer Daniel Swadener. “The Promega exhibit will show how Guerrero reveals both the truth and beauty of these artists and their work.” Guerrero documented Wright and his architecture for over 20 years into 1959. He spent 13 years recording the art and life of Alexander Calder and 5 years with Louise Nevelson.
Guerrero’s photographs have been exhibited and accessed by galleries and producers nationwide. His work has been displayed at the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Guggenheim Museum. In addition, his photographs were featured in a 1998 PBS documentary on Frank Lloyd Wright by Ken Burns. An exhibit of 60 of Guerrero’s Wright-related photographs is on permanent display at the Monona Terrace Convention Center.
Joining Guerrero were several other family artists who are also exhibited their works. Pieces included profound, wooden carved masks by nephew and award winning artist Zarco Guerrero and intricate beaded and carved jewelry by Carmen De Novais Guerrero. Additional artists included Pedro Guerrero’s son Ben, grandsons Alexander and Antonio Guerrero, granddaughter Hannah Guerrero and grand- nephew Quetzal.