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Upcoming ExhibitS


PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

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Upcoming ExhibitS


PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

OPENING RECEPTION: October 4, 2016, 4:30PM - 7pm

Pursuit of Happiness:  

Please join the Gender and Sexuality Center as we open an exhibition of provocative and high impact art from Chicago's own Sam Kirk.
Sam, a multidisciplinary artist, explores culture, identity and urban politics through her art. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Kirk is the product of a working class family. Her upbringing largely contributes to the inspiration behind her work. 

From the artist:
"For years, I’ve watched my communities struggle. A constant fight for love, acceptance, and respect. Often in our youth we realize that we are not the person our parents wanted us to be. 'Pursuit of Happiness' is an exhibition about the obstacles that LGBT youth face, finding their own voice, and celebrating identity despite societal rejection."

The exhibit will remain in the GSC Flex Space through the end of November, with new pieces added next month. It will be open for viewing Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm. 

Artist Talk & Interview: November 17, 2016

Exhibit runs thru November 30, 2016

UIC Gender and Sexuality Center, 1007 W Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60607

 

 

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Upcoming ExhibitS


MUJERES PODEROSAS

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Upcoming ExhibitS


MUJERES PODEROSAS

OPENING RECEPTION: October 7, 2016, 5PM - 10pm

Mujeres Poderosas:  

Numerous women have paved the paths before us. Women that have challenged society and persisted in changing standards and expectations so we may discover our true identities. Inspired by their ability to conjointly pay homage to cultural traditions while establishing independence, this exhibition explores the role that cultural practice, migration, and urban politics play in developing new generations. 

Artist Talk & Interview with Sandra Trevino: October 21, 2016 at 1pm

Exhibit runs thru October 30, 2016

Pilsen Outpost, 1958 W. 21st Street, Chicago, Illinois 60608

 

 

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Celebrate CUlture


Explore Identity.  

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Celebrate CUlture


Explore Identity.  

Sam Kirk

The work of Sam Kirk is created from a curiosity driven purpose to understand people; their culture, their identity, their circumstances. 

A child of the city, Kirk was born and raised on the south side of Chicago and spent most of her childhood jumping from neighborhood to neighborhood with her family. Fascinated with people, she enjoyed exploring new communities and cultures with each move. Her upbringing largely contributes to her path as an artist today as she explores the layers that create our identities: culture, community, circumstance.  

She is curious about  the routes that people take in defining who they are, and the conditions that determine their identity. Her art is a continual study, sharing her experiences in the shifting landscapes of our communities. 

Part autobiographical, and part fairytale, her vibrant color palette reveals profound stories laced with optimism.  

To learn more, click the ABOUT tab above.

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The Provoke Culture Retail Shop: art, apparel, and one-time creations by artists across the U.S.

25% of all profits are donated to help people suffering from homelessness or are victims of street violence.

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25% of all profits are donated to help people suffering from homelessness or are victims of street violence.

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