Five Masks

Zarco Guerrero

In the fall of 2008, Promega displayed a number of Zarco Guerrero’s masks alongside the photography of his uncle, Pedro E. Guerrero. I got to know Zarco just after moving to Arizona in 2001. When I realized Zarco and my friend, Pedro, were related, I proposed creating an exhibition involving the talented Guerrero family.

Zarco Guerrero is a multi-talented artist, best known for his masks. You can see the Japanese influence in his method of carving, as he studied there. Most of his masks are made for live performances and meant to be worn. Zarco supplies masks and costumes for performances all over the world.