WALL OF WONDER AND WISHING
On View: April 15, 2023 – May 20, 2023
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: 2 – 4 PM Saturday, April 15, 2023 | PLATFORM
Art League Houston (ALH) proudly presents Wall of wonder and wishing, a public art installation by Houston-based artist Isela Aguirre. Using nature as a key part of her practice, Aguirre infuses cyanotype photography, thread, vinyl, lights, and found materials to leave behind a visual snapshot of the diary of her life experiences. As the project weathers the Houston climate, the ephemerality of the piece reflects the ever-fleeting memories that evolve over time.
Wall of wonder and wishing embraces light and color both naturally and synthetically by capturing shadows and silhouettes through a cyanotype process and through the usage of LED lights. Since the presence of natural light creates a duality to the piece, Aguirre encourages the viewer to visit the installation at different times of the day. Wall of wonder and wishing breathes life into Aguirre’s experiences as she returns the piece back to nature to fully actualize the work.
About the Artist
Isela Aguirre is a multi-disciplinary artist born and raised in Houston, Texas. She uses camera-less photography, textiles, color, and installation in her work. Her work is colorful, playful, and portable, with an air of the ephemeral and non-precious. Aguirre is interested in the exciting freewheeling feeling that comes along with not knowing exactly how a painting will evolve. Aguirre uses nature as her muse and captures what she can with light and color. The process of physically making an idea materialize is a complete spiritual experience that is at times exciting and celebratory, but it is always healing.
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