Watch the video of Pedro E. Guerrero in conversation with art critic Hunter Drohojowska-Philp on April 5, 2012. The talk accompanied the Julius Shulman Institute’s exhibition Pedro E. Guerrero: Photographs of Modern Life at Woodbury University’s Hollywood Gallery.
The Julius Shulman Institute is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Pedro E. Guerrero. We were honored to host a retrospective of his work last April, which included the lively, and often hilarious, conversation he shared with Hunter Drohojowska-Philp. Guerrero will be remembered as one of the great architectural photographers of the twentieth century, capturing the essence of work by Frank Lloyd Wright, Edward Durell Stone, Marcel Breuer, Joseph P. Salerno, and many others. He will be dearly missed.
Thursday, April 5, 2012 – April 25, 2012
WUHO (Woodbury University Hollywood Space), 6518 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Author and art critic Hunter Drohojowska-Philp in conversation with Pedro E. Guerrero before the opening at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). The exhibition opening follows directly afterward next door at the Woodbury Hollywood Gallery (WUHO)
Thursday, April 5, 2012
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)
6522 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028
Thursday, April 5, 2012
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Woodbury Hollywood Gallery (WUHO)
6518 Hollywood Boulevard
Seats for artist talk are limited.
Please RSVP to Emily Bills
Gallery hours: 1pm to 8pm; Fri, Sat, Sun – 1pm to 6pm
Parking is available behind the gallery on Wilcox Ave.
Pedro E. Guerrero is one of the most prolific architectural photographers of the 20th Century. Born in 1917 in Casa Grande, Arizona, his career began in 1939 when, at the age of 22, he visited Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West and was immediately hired as the architect’s principal photographer. Since then his photographs have been featured in nearly every major publication by and about Wright, including Henry-Russell Hitchcock’s In the Nature of Materials: The Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright 1887-1941. Guerrero’s close relationship with Wright inevitably shaped his perception of the built environment. He approached architecture as though it were sculpture, capturing the dynamic spatial qualities of the compositions. This sensitivity attracted magazine editors and, after moving to New York and then Connecticut in the 1940s, he established a career that paralleled that of Julius Shulman and Ezra Stoller. In addition to commercial work for journals like House & Garden Magazine, Vogue, and Architectural Record, for which he documented buildings by modernists from Eero Saarinen to Joseph Salerno, he also photographed the work of “The Harvard Five,” a group that included John M. Johansen, Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, Philip Johnson and Eliot Noyes. Guerrero also established close relationships with artists Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson, and his photographs of their work reflect an important, yet often overlooked understanding of the blurred line between their sculpture and the homes in which they were created. While Guerrero’s work rightfully continues to be associated with Wright, this exhibition offers a unique overview of the diversity of Guerrero’s subjects, from seminal examples of modern architecture to portraits of the designers whose work helped define modern life in the United States.
Curated by Emily Bills and Anthony Fontenot
Other exhibitions that have been hosted by the Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University.