Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 10:00am
Refreshments at 9:30am
Globe Fine Art
727 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Glass Alliance members: FREE
Guests: $10 charge for admission
Jaime Guerrero, PBS episode "Neighbors" 2017
Jaime Guerrero is recognized for his versatility in crafting unique glass sculptures. He began his career at California College of Arts and Crafts in 1994. Although Guerrero mostly focuses on glass sculpture, he considers himself a mix media artist. "I love working with glass because it is a medium that has virtually been untouched by the mainstream art world. I like to push the limits of what can be accomplished in glass, but will also use other materials to make my point more poignant."
Jaime has studied with Masters Checco Ongaro, Pino Signoretto, and Ben Moore. He attended Pilchuck School of Glass and was nominated for the Corning Award. Jaime was a featured artist in the Mastercraft show at Gumps in San Francisco for five consecutive years. He received two Saxe Fellowship Awards (2006/2012) and the People's Choice Award (2012) from the Bay Area Glass Institute for his work "Charros y Sus Caballos". This work was later purchased by the Oakland Museum of California for its permanent collection. Jaime has been featured in several publications.
His emphasis is on the experience of process. His archaeological method of investigation is tuned not just to details, but is receptive to meaning and history, politics and religion, ecology and aesthetics. Guerrero grounds the polarity between myth and ritual, as a conversation amongst a world in communion with earth and one that struggles to find itself as part of the cosmic connection in today's modern society. He seeks meaning from Mesoamerican cultures. By staging the handmade, Guerrero bids to unlock what was discarded through colonization: That we exist outside ourselves and are very much an extension of all that makes up the world. Rituals and myths have the potential healing manifestation that can ground us to our shared space on this earth.
Jaime is currently producing work that embodies the juxtaposition between ancient sculpture and contemporary symbolisms. "My work embraces the notion that art can influence social change. It is important to bring awareness to the moral inequities that exist in society today." Jaime volunteers his time and offers free glass blowing classes to youth in underserved communities as a way to give back.