Touring Exhibition: Exploring the Self: an exhibition by Gabriela Aguero
Gabriela Agüero’s self-portraits describe the transformation she went through after years of not making art while raising children.
Exploring the Self is about identity. Images in the paintings and collages are of cocoons and nature representing her metamorphosis to making art again. Coincidently the year the work was made, she rescued a baby crow that lived with her family. At this time Gabriela made a number of drawings that helped her understand similarities and difference between humans and animals. Gabriela’s deep relationship to nature is expressed in the paintings where the landscape becomes part of the figure. This relates to her veganism and admiration for life.
This body of work was a fundamental transition into working with photography and projection. Although she has worked across different mediums, this series is a symbol of the courage she had to muster in order to create.