In her second solo exhibition at the gallery, Laura Aguilar shows new black and white photographs from her recent “Center” series.
Continuing her exploration of the relationship between body and landscape, Aguilar focuses on her own nude body in these images. Her photographs feature carefully chosen landscapes in which her fleshy body blends with the unyielding features of the land. Aguilar's ongoing search for a subliminal fusion of body and nature finds ground in these new images - her mature development of composition and tonality result in a pictorial gravity against which the body performs acts of strange beauty. More dramatic in nature than her previous nature self-portraits, Aguilar's gestures are indicating a mysterious vocabulary of meaning that reaches beyond the boundaries of language.
Laura Aguilar lives and works in San Gabriel. She is self- taught and has shown at the ArtPace Foundation in San Antonio, Texas, the La Caixa Foundation in Barcelona, Spain, and the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, the Nexus Center for Contemporary Art, Atlanta, the traveling “Sunshine & Noir” exhibition, the “Bad Girls” exhibition at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, and the Aperto 93 Biennale in Venice, Italy. She received the 2000 Anonymous Was A Woman Award, the 2000 COLA Award from the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, and the 1998 J. Paul Getty Grant for the Visual Arts. Laura Aguilar's work will be included in "Art/Women/California: Parallels and Intersections, 1950-2000"at the San Jose Museum of Art and in "Der Akt in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts" at the Kunsthalle Emden in Germany.
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