Going Bananas Opening

Opening celebration for gloria galvez’s installation Going Bananas, a solo body of work, in which galvez conceptualizes a dematerialized prison by considering the peculiarly problematic history and contemporary condition of bananas sold to western countries. She traces the bananas’ colonial history right through their market value-position and into their impending extinction. But along the line of this narrative, galvez also spotlights the moments in which the banana’s invisible prison has trapped other beings, including people.

gloria galvez is a Los Angeles-based artist and maintains a practice that disrupts, subverts, and dismantles bland and oppressive status-quo norms. gloria galvez is WCCW’s Winter artist-in-residence. More about her residency: https://womenscenterforcreativework.com/gloria-galvez/

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