April 6 – April 28, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, Apr 6, 2018 | 6 – 11 pm
Music by: DJ Electric Messiah aka Roy Garza, musical performance by Jacinto Guevara, Cande Aguilar & Gerardo Arellano.
A self-taught musician and artist Cande Aguilar was born in Brownsville, TX in 1972. Aguilar developed his distinctive artistic style he coined “barrioPop” by creating vibrant works that combine graffiti art, pop culture, and street phenomena deeply influenced by south Texas border culture.
barrioPOP can be understood as pop art through a particular south Texas, Mexican American lens that takes us on a ride that might not be posh, but it will get us there, and in this case, with its own unique style. Cande’s work is rooted in a Rio Grande Valley, “pull yourself up from your bootstraps and make do with what you have”, kind of feel the translates well through his use of found objects in this series of mixed media art installations. – Writer, Noe Hinojosa
Aguilar’s work has been featured in solo shows at The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, International Museum of Arts & Science (McAllen) and group exhibits at MACLA Museum in California, Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Craighead Green Gallery, Cohn Drennan Contemporary Dallas, Kirk Hopper Fine Art Dallas, K Space Contemporary, 500X Gallery Dallas, Alexandria Museum of Art, LA, The Painting Center in New York, NY, Studio Apothiki, Paphos Cyprus, and a touring project curated by Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg Germany; Spain (Tenerife) Belgium (Tamines) Forthcoming exhibitions Antwerp, The Netherlands and Germany, Perwez in Belgium…and next year (2018) Vienna, Rome and Lisboa.
For more info about Cande visit www.candeart.com