Terra Incógnita

Terra Incógnita is an exhibition of new paintings by Raul Guerrero on view in New York at David Kordansky Gallery. For over four decades, Guerrero has made work informed by his experiences navigating Southern California and northern Mexico as an American of Mexican ancestry paired with an abiding engagement in global art historical movements like Surrealism. Guerrero’s work emerges from an interest in examining Southern California’s connection to the continent at large, taking the form of visual and object-based references commonly found in the region. 


The exhibition runs until June 8.


Raul Guerrero has been the subject of solo exhibitions at David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles (2021); Ortuzar Projects, New York (2018); Air de Paris (project space), Angeles (2021); Ortuzar Projects, New York (2018); Air de Paris (project space), (2001, 2007, and 2013); CUE Art Foundation, New York (2010); Long Beach Museum of Art, California (1977); Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (1989); and San Francisco Art Institute, California (1977). Guerrero was included in the California Biennial 2022: Pacific Gold at the Orange County Museum of Art, Costa Mesa, California (2022–2023), and was the recipient of an NEA Photography Fellowship (1979) and the San Diego Art Prize (2006). Guerrero lives and works in San Diego.


"Tostada Combination", 2023
Tostada Combination

Oil on linen
56 1/4 x 76 x 1 1/2 inches

2023Image courtesy the artist and David Kordansky Gallery.

"The Lost Codex of Moctezuma", 2023
The Lost Codex of Moctezuma

Oil on linen
56 x 76 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches

2023Image courtesy the artist and David Kordansky Gallery.

"Installation view, Raul Guerrero: Terra Incógnita , April 25 – June 8, 2024, David Kordansky Gallery, New York.", 2024
Installation view, Raul Guerrero: Terra Incógnita , April 25 – June 8, 2024, David Kordansky Gallery, New York.

2024Photo: Phoebe d’Heurle, courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery

"Abuelita", 2024
Abuelita

Oil on linen
56 1/4 x 76 x 1 1/2 inches

2024Image courtesy the artist and David Kordansky Gallery.