Open Air Prison: An Industrial Complex
Gloria Galvez maintains a practice of disrupting, subverting, and dismantling band and oppressive status-quo norms and realities. Within this theme, her current focus is invoking alternate and simultaneous realities that prompt questions about the social-political conditions of things—both living and nonliving things—both human and non-human things. From such a body of work, the notion of a counterintuitive political solidarity and inter-identification with all living things (human and non-human) and non-living things (natural and non-natural) has risen.
gloria galvez holds an MFA in Photo & Media from CalArts and a BA in Chicanx and Latinx Studies from CSULB and is an alumni of the Mountain School of the Arts (MSA). galvez has organized with Critical Resistance, Youth Justice Coalition, at land’s edge and currently with Mutual Aid Action Los Angeles (M.A.A.L.A). And her work has been exhibited at various Los Angeles art and community venues like Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, East Seventh Punx, Human Resources, Art in the Park, NAVEL, Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead at Geffen MOCA and Chuco’s Justice Center. Recently, she presented at the International Gathering of Politics, Art, Sports, and Culture for Women in Struggle hosted by Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN).
ArtUpfront is made possible through generous support from Z. Clark Branson.
Program curator: Gabriel Cifarelli
Exhibition Date: May 24, 2019 - July 31, 2019
Admission: ArtUpfront exhibits are Free and open to the public during performance hours
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