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Event: Opening Opening Reception: Alberto Aguilar moves on human scale

A photograph of a video still from Sensitive Equipment. The video still is in a living room setting. A young person is sitting on a red carpet on the floor. They are looking upwards at another young person, standing, holding a pink balloon. They are both wearing pajamas and engaging in front of a brown leather couch. Behind the couch, there are wooden stairs leading up to the top center of the photograph. On the right side of the photograph, the lower body of an older person is standing with toys in their hand.
Still from Sensitive Equipment, 2012, video, 2:17 min.


April 26, 2019


6:00–9:00 pm


Gallery 400


400 S Peoria St
Chicago, IL 60607
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Join us in celebrating the opening of Alberto Aguilar moves on human scale at Gallery 400.

Alberto Aguilar’s first large scale survey explores how the Chicago-born and based artist’s various life roles and surroundings have shaped a searching, inquisitive practice that is grounded in, and produces, a radical everyday. Aguilar’s creative work often incorporates whatever materials he has at hand and has extended into collaborations and exchanges with others, including his own family. Navigating measurement and limits, of his own body or in his ready materials—whether it’s the structure of a sheet of mini legal paper or the territory of an area rug, to name a few examples—his work bridges media, from painting and sculpture to video, installation, performance, and sound as well as the use of social media and teaching as art forms.