“Blaze” by GLEN BALDRIDGE
Guerrero Gallery is pleased to present “Blaze”, an exhibition by Glen Baldridge. Examining subject matter related to fire, getting high, mowing over, discovery, and being seen, Baldridge communicates themes of lawlessness, danger, self-ruined revolution, and innocence lost through natural curiosity. One particular theme within his work can best be summarized by a quotation from Werner Herzog’s movie Even Dwarves Started Small, “When we behave, nobody cares. But when we are bad, nobody forgets.”
Utilizing various forms of media, Baldridge’s new body of works is composed of prints, drawings and sculptures. Inspired by an assortment of visual and material cues, and through a lens of cynically dark yet playful humor, this exhibition presents Baldridge’s view on play, be it bouncing balls, running through the forest setting fires, cruising around, or amusement with sparklers and/or drugs.
Glen Baldridge’s work is in numerous public and private collections in the United States and abroad, including the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library, The RISD Museum, Jundt Art Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
“Successive Interruptions” by MARISSA TEXTOR
Guerrero Gallery is pleased to present “Successive Interruptions”, a new body of works by Marissa Textor. Influenced by the ephemeral nature of both human emotion and the wild environment, Textor utilizes concepts from landscape painting to transform the subject matter of her pieces into living and evolving entities through which human identity can be explored and understood.
With a focus on the timeless authenticity of natural forms, Textor avoids man-made and industrial aspects that lock landscapes to a specific time period. Her aim is to present universal images that people can identify and relate to, which are also mysterious and inspiring to the unknown. By obscuring some components of her landscapes, through the integration of natural weather elements and negative space, Textor layers a sense of confusion over photo-realistically recognizable imagery.
Capturing and preserving transitory moments in a world that is constantly moving onward, Textor’s deep connection with photography serves as the backbone of her creative process. By utilizing photo-realistic imagery, she is able to straddle the line between straight documentation and subjective fiction in order to formulate narratives that address and communicate her objectives.