i used to be mother.


November 1 – December 8

SITE 280 Gallery


Contributing Artists

Lillian Heredia and Olivia Jobbe

Exhibition Statement as Preserved in the SUGS/SITE Archives:

Sculptural objects and performing bodies function as sites for resistance and reclamation through the appropriation of the symbols, materials, and frameworks of systems in which the body is the primary focus of control. The rejection of the categorical identity of mother happens in different ways–ranging from the termination of a pregnancy to a postpartum reconstruction of selfhood. Though essential to each individual artist’s work this autobiographical distinction is withheld from the viewer, challenging the normative standards and dualistic approaches commonly applied to human sexuality and reproduction.


Opening Reception

November 1, 4:00-6:00 PM
280 Gallery

Closing Reception

December 16, 4:00-6:00 PM

280 Gallery

The Artists in Conversation, moderated by Clare Lobenfeld

November 3, 4:00-5:00 PM


November 16, 4:00 PM

Exhibition Material


Email SITE Directors: sitegalleries@saic.edu




SITE Sharp Gallery
37 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60603

SITE 280 Gallery
280 S. Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL, 60603



Gallery Hours (during exhibitions)

Monday – Friday: 12 pm – 6 pm

Saturdays and Sundays: Closed