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Vincent Price Art Museum
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, California 91754
Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell
September 16 — February 10
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 16, 5:00 PM — 7:00 PM
This exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective of photographer Laura Aguilar (b. 1959, United States), assembling more than one hundred thirty works produced over three decades. Through photographs and videos that are frequently political as well as personal, and which traverse performative, feminist, and queer art genres, Aguilar offers candid portrayals of herself, her friends and family, and LGBT and Latinx communities. Aguilar’s now iconic triptych, Three Eagles Flying (1990), set the stage for her future work by using her nude body as an overt and courageous rebellion against the colonization of Latinx identities — racial, gendered, cultural and sexual. Her practice intuitively evolved over time as she struggled to negotiate and navigate her ethnicity and sexuality, her challenges with depression and auditory dyslexia, and the acceptance of her large body. This exhibition tells the story of the artist who for most of her life struggled to communicate with words yet ironically emerged as a powerful voice for numerous and diverse marginalized groups.
— Complimentary parking available in the structure at Collegian Avenue and Floral Drive. Cash bar with speciality cocktails.
— Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.
This exhibition is organized by the Vincent Price Art Museum in collaboration with the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, and is guest curated by Sybil Venegas.
Major support is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation.
This project is supported in part by grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA).
All exhibitions at the Vincent Price Art Museum are underwritten by the Vincent Price Art Museum Foundation and East Los Angeles College.
— Photo credit:
Laura Aguilar, Nature Self-Portrait #2, 1996, Gelatin silver print, 16 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. © Laura Aguilar.