Showing by iconic chrome sculptor Aug. 27-Sept. 21 at Quigley Gallery

Two sculptures displayed in Quigley Gallery

Showing by iconic chrome sculptor Aug. 27-Sept. 21 at Quigley Gallery

Aug 6, 2018

Sean Guerrero, the iconic sculptor who works from salvaged chrome car parts, will be holding an exhibition at the Quigley Gallery in Quigley Hall on Western State Colorado University’s campus in August and September.

Guerrero of Crested Butte is a famous chrome sculptor with works displayed across the country. Gunnison Valley residents might recognize his work in Crested Butte, including the knight/dragon as well as the large “Pepsi horse” at the Center for the Arts. He has begun to attract national attention through his participation in the Bombay Beach Biennale, which takes place in Salton Sea, Calif.

New MGES students will install the Guerrero exhibition “Objets trouvés voyageant dans le temps” (Objects found travelling in time) under the expert direction of esteemed curator Davin Watne. This exhibition represents a major new chapter in Guerrero’s oeuvre because he will for the first time stage a major conceptual exhibition indoors, involving multiple pieces as well as multimedia.

Most people only know Guerrero’s work from what they see as whimsical public sculpture. This exhibition represents an opportunity to show the full intellectual complexity of his work, how he addresses art history and his role as an artist.

The exhibition will run from Aug. 27-Sept. 21, and the gallery will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on weekends by appointment. The exhibition will also be available for private viewings by appointment Aug. 14-26. The official opening will be Sept. 6 at 12:30 p.m. during the Art Department Convocation, and a second opening will take place during the Gunnison First Friday Art Walk on Sept. 7, 5-8 p.m.

The MGES Summer Session is Aug. 5-17 on the Western campus. This on-campus residency for all new MGES students provides an introduction to the entire graduate program of study and initiates network development. The Summer Session includes a one-day program orientation, practicum instruction in on-site gallery and studio classroom settings, field trips, and workshops with arts professionals. For more information about the graduate program, visit

Story by Marketing Communications. Photo by Aspen Binder.