May 3 – July 27, 2012 at the Vincent Price Art Museum
For nearly three decades, Laura Aguilar has used photography as a tool to speak about the people and issues in our culture that are not considered part of the mainstream. Series such as Clothed/Unclothed, Latina Lesbians, and Plush Pony challenges viewers’ preconceptions and give voice to marginalized communities. Over the years Aguilar has used the camera to photograph and investigate herself, beginning with her breakthrough series, In Sandy’s Room, and continuing with several stunning series that meld landscape and body, notably Nature Self-Portrait and Stillness. She has also explored the realm of ethnicity and gender in works such as her provocative and iconic self-portrait, the triptych Three Eagles Flying.
From Laura Aguilar: Life, The Body, Her Perspective, Chicano Cinema and Media Art Series, © UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center 2008