6:00 pm

April 6, 2018

Presa House Gallery presents Cande Aguilar: barrioPop. The exhibition features a bold collection of paintings, photographs, assemblages, and music. The Opening Reception will be held First Friday, April 6 from 6:00 to 11:00 PM and runs through April 28, 2018. The reception will feature music by DJ Electric Messiah aka Roy Garza with a special musical performance by Jacinto Guevara.

A self-taught musician and artist Cande Aguilar was born in Brownsville, TX in 1972. Aguilar developed his distinctive artistic style he coined “barrioPop” by creating vibrant works that combine graffiti art, pop culture, and street phenomena deeply influenced by south Texas border culture.

“barrioPOP can be understood as pop art through a particular south Texas, Mexican American lens that takes us on a ride that might not be posh, but it will get us there, and in this case, with its own unique style. Cande’s work is rooted in a Rio Grande Valley, “pull yourself up from your bootstraps and make do with what you have”, kind of feel the translates well through his use of found objects in this series of mixed media art installations.” – Writer, Noe Hinojosa