Flower Children From Feb 16th through Mar 17th, 2007Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art is currently showing Guerra De La Paz’s newest installation Flower Children. In the exhibition, child-like entities portray the past and future generations of an eco-friendly mind, enjoying a lifestyle once considered radical. Having been genetically derived from the counterculture’s collective consciousness the “kids” have become one with nature. These gentle sculptures settle down in the reassuring safety of a white picket fence, marking their territory and divulging their mortal tendencies. The fertile earth beneath them blooms as they peacefully tend to their ancestral garden. Guerra De La Paz is the composite name of Cuban born artists Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz. The two have been collaboration for 11 years in a variety of formats and mediums. The primary focus of their work deals with transforming the found object, the ability to re-fashion someone’s junk into fine art. Making compositions that are quickly identifiable they create a shift in perception between the final product and its components. Guerra De La Paz have had solo exhibition at the Cultura Center in Chicago, IL and the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, FL. They were also part of numerous group shows including “Newark between us” curated by Rupert Ravens for the Newark Arts Council in Newark, NJ, the Cintas Fellowship Exhibition in NYC and “Between Art and Life: from Joseph Cornell to Gabriel Orosco” curated by Peter Boswell for Miami Art Museum in Miami, FL. Pubic collections include The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, The Cintas Fellows Collection, Cintas Foundation and the Study Collection at Miami Art Museum.