In Uh-Huh (Gorilla Hands), a female hand wearing the glove of a gorilla suit pours baby powder on the palm of an empty gorilla glove intended for the opposite hand. Using the comedic trope of a girl in a gorilla suit, this piece examines the gestures and concepts used to advertise bodily maintenance products to question the power of everyday cultural fragments as agents in identity construction.


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Juliana Paciulli is a Los Angeles-based artist who works in photography, video and three-dimensional objects. Her work explores the complex symbolic and linguistic relationships that result from the absurdities embedded in popular media. Using the familiar formal vocabulary of advertising and cinema, her imagery mirrors the inconsistencies within the American cultural experience. Paciulli received her MFA from the University of California, Davis in 2004 and BFA, Magna Cum Laude, from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002.

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Uh-huh (Gorilla Hands), 2016
Archival pigment print
Work: 22.5 x 16 in (57.15 x 40.64 cm)
Frame: 23.25 x 16.5 in (59.06 x 41.91 cm)
Edition of 1
1 AP
Courtesy of artist

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Uh-huh (Gorilla Hands)
  • Dimensions
    22.5 x 16 in (57.15 x 40.64 cm)