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La Belleza y sus Expectros Pastel and Graphite on Paper © Otto Aguilar
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La Espera en la Alfombra Roja Pastel, Graphite, Chalk © Otto Aguilar
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Los Expectros de Magdalena Charcoal, Chalk © Otto Aguilar
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Adam #4 Pastel, Chalk © Otto Aguilar
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Auto de Fé Acrylic on Paper © Otto Aguilar
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Azotadas por los Recuerdos Pastel, Chalk on Paper © Otto Aguilar
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Muchacha Pastel, Chalk on Paper © Otto Aguilar
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Las Tres Gracias que el Tiempo se Llevó #3 Pastel, Chalk on Paper © Otto Aguilar
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Auto de Fé, detail Acrylic on Paper © Otto Aguilar
Otto Aguilar: Auto de Fé
Curated by: Randy Figures

934 Valencia Street at 20th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
October 20th, 2007 - October 30th, 2007
Opening: October 20th, 2007 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.backtothepicture.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Mission
EMAIL:  
randy@backtothepicture.com
PHONE:  
(415) 826-2321
OPEN HOURS:  
M-Sa 10-6, Sun 12-5
TAGS:  
latin-american, Catholic, nudes, mixed-media, conceptual, surrealism, abstract, figurative
COST:  
Free and Open to the Public

DESCRIPTION

Auto de Fé

Pastels and Paintings by Otto Aguilar

October 20 through October 30, 2007

Back to the Picture Latin American Gallery - 934 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA  94110

Back to the Picture Latin American Gallery welcomes Berkeley artist Otto Aguilar in Auto de Fé, a solo exhibition in which the Nicaraguan-born artist reflects upon what it means to be Catholic, gay, and Latin American.  Through varying uses of intensely and subtely contrasting colors, textures, and lines, Aguilar expresses sensuality through his lovingly-rendered figure studies, but always with a dark, brooding undertone.  Aguilar paints inner conflict and tension expressively and with a hint of diabolical glee, overlaying traditional Catholic imagery with his abstracted backgrounds, his version of a fiery afterlife.