Et in Arcadia ego


Et in Arcadia ego
Adler Guerrier
On view November 26, 2016 – March 5, 2017

Et in Arcadia ego proposes a topography synthesized from images, language and design elements in service of utopian projections. The title refers to the memento mori paintings by Nicolas Poussin that depicts an idyllic scene of shepherds clustered intriguingly around an austere tomb. The installation takes on the notion of being resolved to live in Arcadia, the virtuous and idealized landscape to which we think we belong, in spite of the precarity stunting paradise and contributing to its discontent.

About Adler Guerrier
Adler Guerrier, currently resident artist at Art Center/South Florida, is an artist based in Miami, Florida. Guerrier received a BFA from New World School of the Arts/University of Florida. Guerrier has also participated in The Whitney Biennial 2008 at The Whitney Museum of Art, Freestyle at The Studio Museum in Harlem and Afro-Modernism: Journeys through the Black Atlantic at Tate Liverpool. In 2014, Pérez Art Museum Miami mounted the survey exhibition Adler Guerrier: Formulating a Plot of Guerrier’s works and published a catalogue with texts by Diana Nawi, Rebecca Zorach and Huey Copeland.

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