Mano-Made: Jaime Guerrero Opening Reception @ Craft in America, Los Angeles [26 August]

Mano-Made: Jaime Guerrero Opening Reception


229
26
August
17:00 - 19:00

 Facebook event page
Craft in America
8415 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, California 90048
Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Jaime Guerrero Opening Reception
Saturday, August 26, 2017, 5-7pm

Join us in experiencing our first Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition with Los Angeles native artist Jaime Guerrero. Guerrero is one of the few and first artists in the world to sculpt life-size figures in glass.

Guerrero takes glass into new realms with his remarkable ability to imbue his medium with palpable emotion and spirit. He is known for manipulating glass in an unusual technique of working inside and outside hot glass to sculpt a piece. In addition to Guerrero’s singular process of hand-shaping the glass, he animates his figures by occasionally applying highlights of color to the surface of these otherwise clear forms. The inherent nature of glass in its duality of strength, yet fragility, mirrors the nature of the human body and gives his work added impact.

For the exhibition at the Craft in America Center, Guerrero will be filling the gallery with an installation of a group of blown glass life size children that will represent children who are being detained at the border each day. These glass children will be batting at a suspended glass piñata that will be embellished with vivid papier mache streamers. His hope is that the installation will humanize and universalize the experience of these young immigrants, and initiate discussion about the critical challenges they face. In addition to his studio practice, Guerrero has dedicated himself to teaching his craft to younger artists in Watts, Boyle Heights, and other underserved communities. He hopes to extend access and promote diversity in the glass field by creating a studio to serve these students. Guerrero is a graduate of California College of the Arts in Oakland, CA.

Guerrero will be featured in Craft in America’s 2017 episode, BORDERS. This episode is an introduction to the vast interrelationships in the craft practices of Mexico and the United States.

This exhibition is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

The most anticipated events in Los Angeles :

Disneyland After Dark - Throwback Nite
Disneyland
Monster Jam
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias: One Show Fits All World Tour
Staples Center
R&B Rewind Fest: Boyz II Men, Jodeci, SWV, Jagged Edge & More
Microsoft Theater
R&B Rewind Festival 3rd Annual
Microsoft Theater
THE ORIGINAL MISFITS
The Forum
Monster Jam
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
DTLA PROUD Block Party | Night On Broadway 2018
Broadway Theater District
DJ Quik & Warren G
The Observatory Orange County
The most popular events in your news feed!