SAINT AUGUSTINE – Flagler College and the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum announced an upcoming exhibition of new works by Miami-based artist Adler Guerrier. The exhibition, entitled “Wander and Errancies,” will include photographs, prints, collage, and objects that are informed by a line of thought set adrift in Saint Augustine. The artist will give a walkthrough of the exhibition on Friday, March 6 at 5 p.m., followed by an opening reception until 8 p.m. Both activities are free and open to the public. The exhibition will run through April 18.
Guerrier speaks to Saint Augustine as being “the most Florida of all places,” not only in terms of its geography or territory, but also in its relationship to history. During his research, the artist explored how those historical narratives give structure to what we know about Saint Augustine, as well as how they continue to shape our perceptions of the city. He is drawn to Fort Mose and Lincolnville, in particular, as places in which emancipatory gestures and the strives of the Civil Rights movement contended to claim the space for the thriving of black social life. This exhibition proposes to tap the still resonant energy in those places.
While in residence at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum in Fall 2019, Guerrier walked through Saint Augustine’s historical neighborhoods, visited various local historic sites, and researched the history of the city. As the artist wandered he documented details in the landscape, often through photography, which became the basis for other prints and drawings. For Guerrier, the act of drawing is also an act of wandering, allowing for the development of the poetics of a particular place or landscape.
Guerrier also takes inspiration from Saint Augustine’s popular ghost tours and is fascinated by the way in which the city has created its own haunted atmosphere, perpetuating its phantom myths by telling variations on the same stories over and over again.
Born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, he lives and works in Miami. Guerrier received a B.F.A. from New World School of the Arts/University of Florida. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Guerrier’s practice is best known for works in photography, drawing, and installation, that explore the poetics and politics of place.
The CEAM Artist Residency is supported by a grant from The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida through the Dr. JoAnn Crisp-Ellert Fund.
The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum is located in an accessible building. If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodations, please contact Phil Pownall at 904-819-6460. Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of three days’ notice.
For further information on programming, please visit the website at www.flagler.edu/crispellert, or contact Julie Dickover at 904-826-8530 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The museum’s hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m., while classes are in session.