Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Nicole Gugliotti, Artist, United States


Porcelain, Stoneware, wood, paint, video projection, audio, monofilament. 

10 ft. x 25 ft. x 14 ft. area installed

Images of the gallery exhibition can be seen here.  You can also see and hear the video and audio that was included in the installation.
Despite being legal in the united states, portrayals of abortion in pop culture and politics would have us believe that the choice is only acceptable when the alternative is self-destruction or worse. Rarely is abortion portrayed as a smart, brave decision. People who have had abortions are cast as villains or, more benevolently, victims and rarely as heroes of their own story. AWE/AGENCY seeks to combine formal beauty and wonder with pointed, direct content with the intent of offering an alternative model to the dominant narrative surrounding abortion in the U.S. 
Nicole Gugliotti is an artist and abortion services worker.  

Organic shapes  made of clay serve as speakers that cradle the head when participants lean in to hear recorded personal stories. 

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