Laura Aguilar: Nudes in Nature

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Motion #59,  1999,  ​ ​ © Laura Aguilar Trust of 2016
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10 a.m. Dec. 16, 2023 to 5 p.m. Nov. 17, 2024

Laura Aguilar: Nudes in Nature is the first exhibition to bring together nearly 60 photographic works from five series of nude self-portraits by the groundbreaking photographer Laura Aguilar (1959–2018). Co-organized by the Center for Creative Photography, the exhibition considers how Aguilar used the photographic medium and her body to subvert Western beauty standards and upend the relationship between the female form and the landscape. All of the images in Nudes in Nature were made in the Southwestern region of the United States, which makes this exhibition a unique opportunity to consider Aguilar’s trailblazing work within the context of our desert region. Nudes in Nature is co-curated by Sybil Venegas, an independent curator and art historian, and Christopher Velasco, photographer, professor, and Aguilar’s longtime studio manager.