This coming Thursday (5 April) sees an opening of exhibition dedicated to an extensive body of work the acclaimed, Arizona-born photographer Pedro E. Guerrero. Titled ‘Pedro E. Guerrero: Photographs of Modern Life‘, the retrospective ‘will highlight the diversity of Guerrero’s subjects taken over seven decades, which included the architecture of Marcel Breuer, Philip Johnson, Edward Durell Stone, and Eero Saarinen, and ranged from portraits of architects to commercial work for House & Garden, Vogue, the New York Times Magazine, and Architectural Record.’
About Pedro E. Guerrero:
‘Born in 1917 in Casa Grande, Arizona, Pedro E. Guerrero attended Art Center School in Los Angeles from 1937 to 1939. In the late fall of 1939 he became a photographer for Frank Lloyd Wright at his Arizona home, Taliesin West. Since then his photographs have been featured in nearly every major publication by and about Wright since they were first published in the 1940 book In The Nature of Materials. Guerrero was also the photographer for sculptors Louise Nevelson and Alexander Calder.
‘His photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art. He is the author of Picturing Wright: An Album from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Photographer (1993), Calder at Home: The Joyous Environment of Alexander Calder (1998), and Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey with Frank Lloyd Wright, Alexander Calder, and Louise Nevelson (2007).’
Pedro E. Guerrero: Photographs of Modern Life
Curators: Anthony Fontenot and Emily Bills, JSIdirector
5 April – 25 April, 2012
6518 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Gallery Hours: Thursday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.