Hybrid Bodies and Charged Narratives at David Castillo Gallery
Using Miami as a sketchboard, multimedia artist Adler Guerrier produces work that explores the myriad meanings of images in racial and political discourses. Guerrier uses the city to combine poetics with political activity. His work has been exhibited at the Perez Art Museum Miami; David Castillo Gallery, Miami; and in the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Guerrier’s work can be found in the public collections of the The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami.
Adler Guerrier roams the streets of Miami, absorbing urban impressions before producing mixed-media drawings and sculptures, photographs, installations, and videos conveying the individual and collective experiences of cities. Though Miami is his subject and cipher for cities worldwide, he is rooted in his native Haiti. “I am Haitian, therefore I make Haitian art…I use what I have, that is a particular history, shaped by family, education, migration, neighborhoods,” he explains. In his work, Guerrier offers a vision of the urban landscape through color-saturated snapshots and drawings composed of text fragments and patterns accrued during his wanderings. Like the streets themselves, his works are a pastiche of everything—sights, sounds, people—that makes cities hum.
Haitian , b. 1975, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, based in Miami, Florida