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Exhibit


DOUBLE DUTCH

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Exhibit


DOUBLE DUTCH

OPENING RECEPTION: JULY 21, 2016, 7PM - 10pm

Double Dutch:  Sam Kirk, shares her experience bouncing between Chicago and Brooklyn for the past two years. After visiting New York annually for over a decade, Kirk self-funded her own "residency" which included a second studio and home in Brooklyn, NY -- to immerse herself in culture, fall in love, and explore the layers of her multiracial and queer identity. Residing in Chicago for over 30 years, the city lives in her soul. However, while developing her art practice, she began to yearn for a mixture of cultures that engaged with each other throughout blurred neighborhood lines. An intense appetite for culture and a desire for unfiltered expression, she split her time between Chicago and Brooklyn to challenge herself to grow beyond the boundaries placed in front of her. 

Through illustrations, paintings, and interactive artworks, "Double-Dutch" provides a view into Kirk's appreciation for the vast differences of two of the most dynamic cities in the U.S.  Filled with experiences that include memories of cultural histories washed out by gentrification, the blooming of multicultural movements, and gratitude for the work done by the generations before us, Double Dutch shares her journey as she jumps between these cities exploring culture, identity, and love. 

Opening Reception July 21, 2016, 7pm   l  Music by DJ Demchuk    l   Drinks by Arbor

Artist Talk & Interview, September 22, 2016, 7pm

Exhibit runs thru September 27, 2016
I PAINT MY MIND, 2545 W. Diversey, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL

 

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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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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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