Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell
Laura Aguilar, Nature Self-Portrait #2 ,1996. Gelatin silver print
Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell will shed new light on a Los Angeles-based artist who has garnered critical attention for her contributions to performative, feminist, and queer art. Curated by Sybil Venegas, the exhibition will span more than three decades of the artist’s career and will include approximately ninety-five photographs and works in video. The exhibition will also include documentation of Aguilar’s performance, as it relates to the body and its cathartic role as in the seminal work, Three Eagles Flying. The presentation of Aguilar’s retrospective at VPAM is particularly fitting, since she is an alumna of East Los Angeles College, where she studied photography.
A scholarly catalog of Aguilar’s work, published by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press, accompanies the exhibition.
Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell is a part of the Getty-led Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA arts initiative. For more information, visit pacificstandardtime.org.