South Texas–based artist and musician Cande Aguilar brings his distinctive barrioPOP style to the McNay this fall with an immersive installation featuring large-scale paintings, collages, and digital video elements. Inspired by graffiti and street art, popular culture, and border politics, Aguilar’s vibrant artworks reflect the artist’s experience of living and working in the Rio Grande Valley. Cande Aguilar: barrioPOP is part of For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative, a nonpartisan, nationwide campaign to use art as a means of inspiring civic participation.
This exhibition is organized by Jackie Edwards, Assistant Curator, for the McNay Art Museum. Lead funding is most generously provided by the Elizabeth Huth Coates Exhibition Endowment and the Arthur and Jane Stieren Fund for Exhibitions.
Cande Aguilar, Land of Peace, 2007. Mixed-media painting with found objects on panel.