/ De Pree Art Gallery

Working Title

  • Closeup image of the gears of a rusty white bicycle hanging on a pegboard that has white silhouettes of tools painted on it
  • Four identical posters hanging in a row, each with four red rectangles, two yellow rectangles, and one white rectangle, all various sizes

March 3–30, 2023
Alberto Aguilar

Chicago-based artist Alberto Aguilar employs whatever materials are close at hand in an attempt to make a meaningful connection with the viewer. This method of making artwork allows him to create no matter where he is. The work on display in Working Title has been created here in the De Pree Gallery using objects and materials from Hope College and Holland, Michigan.

Aguilar (along with some of his family members) collectively organizes Mayfield, a multi-use space that operates on the grounds of his home. He has shown and presented his work at various museums, galleries, storefronts, homes and street corners around the world. Some of these include the Queens Museum, El Torito Supermercado, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, the corner of Cesar Chavez Ave and North Broadway in Los Angeles, CA, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit, Chicago City Hall, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Museo Del Jamon in Madrid, Spain, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Chicago River (Jackson Bridge), The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, El Cosmico Trailer Park, Marfa, TX, El Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba, Iowa rest stop I-80. His work is in the collection of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The Jorge Lucero Study Collection, Soho House, Meta - Facebook, The National Museum of Mexican Art, The Office of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

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