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Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell

Vincent Price Art Museum

Laura Aguilar, Nature Self-Portrait #2 ,1996. Gelatin silver print

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Laura Aguilar's photographs provocatively challenge prevailing notions of beauty, sexuality, and identity. This is the first major survey of Aguilar's work, which often takes the artist's own body as its subject.

The Vincent Price Art Museum will present the first comprehensive retrospective of photographer Laura Aguilar, shedding new light on a Los Angeles-based artist who has garnered significant critical attention for her contributions to performative, feminist, and queer art. With approximately 95 photographs, as well as examples of Aguilar’s work in video, the exhibition will span more than three decades of the artist’s career. Show and Tell will highlight themes of class, literacy, and the body in Aguilar’s work and will demonstrate how these themes challenge prevailing notions of beauty, gender or sexuality, and cultural or ethnic identities. The presentation of Aguilar’s retrospective at the Vincent Price Art Museum is particularly fitting, since she is an alumna of the East Los Angeles College, where she studied photography.

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September 16, 2017 - February 10, 2018


Downtown & East LA




Film & Video, Mixed Media, Photography



Vincent Price Art Museum Website


1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA