She's standing in front of a gallery's concrete exterior, panhandling for an "in." It would be too easy to see "Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell," her retrospective at the Vincent Price Art Museum
in Los Angeles, as the obvious and final answer to this performance, or as a palliative for the paucity of representation of brown, queer, impoverished, and chronically ill folks--all of whom are brought to the fore in Aguilar's body of work--in an institutional realm.
This color art book, intended to accompany a retrospective exhibition at the Vincent Price Art Museum
at East Los Angeles College, surveys 30 years of the photography of lesbian Chicana photographer Laura Aguilar, including her nude self-portraits, portraits of friends and family, and documentation of lesbian communities.
Concurrent Events/Exhibits: Symposium: Centered on Clay, 27 September, held in conjunction with Vincent Price Art Museum
, Otis College of Art and Design's Ben Maltz Gallery, and East Los Angeles College's Ceramics Program.