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CURRENT ExhibitS


PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

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CURRENT 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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RECENT ExhibitS


MUJERES PODEROSAS

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RECENT 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

Sam Kirk creates artwork to celebrate people and to inspire pride and recognition for underrepresented communities. Her work walks the viewer through various moments, focusing on a celebration of culture, discovery of identity, and the politics that we have been fighting for generations.

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. She enjoyed exploring new communities and cultures with each move, providing great satisfaction for her fascination with the colorful differences we all posses.

Working class communities continue to be her key ingredient of inspiration. Frequently exploring new destinations, her art is a continual study, sharing her experiences in the shifting landscapes of our neighborhoods. Part autobiographical, and part fairytale, her vibrant color palette reveals profound stories laced with optimism.

To learn more, click the BIO tab above. 

 

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RETAIL


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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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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