Shared Thoughts and Conversations About Choice

Opening: Friday, Nov 4, 2022 5 – 7:30 pm
Friday, Nov 4 – Dec 17, 2022

215 W. Superior
Chicago, IL 60654

What does choice look like when we think about women’s reproductive issues? What does it mean to make a choice, who chooses what, and how do we decide?

Jean Albano Gallery is excited to announce that we have been selected to display an animation based in data collected on opinions on reproductive issues, created by Ellen Sandor, M. Sylvia Weintraub, Ph. D., and art(n).

Rooted in Arts-Based Research (ABR), this animated data visualization serves as both an homage to iconic female artists and a trans-disciplinary integration of fine arts and empirical methods to render visible trends in discourses about women’s reproductive issues. New encounters with data invite opportunities to diversify our understanding of choice in relation to the topic in this contemporary moment.

At its core, this work facilitates the interrogation of systems of power and agency by providing a bird’s eye view of commonly associated concepts and information sources in Houston and Chicago.