Pilar Agüero-Esparza: Stratum
October 3 –28, 2022
Cabrillo Gallery is proud to present Pilar Agüero-Esparza: Stratum. Agüero-Esparza’s practice employs the craft materials and processes learned from her Mexican huarache sandal-maker parents: weaving leather, hammering nails and painting details. In doing so, she calls attention to marginalized cultural and aesthetic experiences to acknowledge their power. In challenging the tropes of Color Theory by substituting a skin-tone color palette, she invites the viewer to consider colorism and the inequities of race and class within our culture.

Pilar Agüero-Esparza: Stratum opens for viewing on Monday, October 3 and continues through Friday, October 28, 2022.

RECEPTION: Saturday, October 1, 3:00–5:00pm

ONLINE ARTIST’S TALK: Thursday, October 6, 7:00pm

DEMO + WORKSHOP: Thursday, October 13, 12:00-1:30 pm

Huarache making + leather weaving with the artist at the gallery

Visit gallery website to register for Zoom and workshop events:  https://www.cabrillo.edu/cabrillo-gallery/stratum/

LOCATION:  Cabrillo Gallery, Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive, Room 1002, Aptos, CA 95003 

HOURS:  Mon – Fri, 9:00–4:00pm, Wed + Thurs, 6:00–8:00pm, closed weekends    

Pilar Agüero-Esparza: Stratum opens for viewing on Monday, October 3 and continues through Friday, October 28, 2022.

The artist will also be speaking on her work via a Zoom presentation on Thursday October 6 at 7:00 pm as well as giving a demonstration and workshop on huarache making and leather weaving at the gallery on Thursday October 13, 12:00-1:30pm. To register for these events, please visit the gallery website: https://www.cabrillo.edu/cabrillo-gallery/stratum/

Please join the Cabrillo Gallery on Saturday October 1, from 3:00-5:00 pm, for a free public reception for the exhibition. Masks are required for entry. Gallery occupancy will be monitored for safe physical distancing.

Cabrillo Gallery is located in the Library building, room #1002, in the center of the uphill side of the Cabrillo College campus in Aptos. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm with extended hours Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 pm. Admission is free and the gallery is accessible to all. Parking is available on public streets and is free in the campus A/B lot during the reception only.

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Image credits:
Stratum 4, 2020, Acrylic on wood panel, 24" x 24" x 2"

Stratum/Merging, 2019, Acrylic, leather, nails on wood panel, 10" x 16" x 1.5"

Stratum/Weave, 2021, Acrylic, leather, nails on wood panel, 16" x 16" x 1.5"