Sam Kirk presents The Pursuit of Happiness 10.4.16

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Sam Kirk presents The Pursuit of Happiness

Please join the Gender and Sexuality Center as they open an exhibition of provocative and high impact art by 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.

“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.”

– Sam

Free and open to all, the GSC Flex Space is wheelchair accessible. Refreshments will be served at the opening event!

The exhibit will remain in the GSC Flex Space through the end of November, with new pieces added over the next month. It will be open for viewing Monday-Friday, 10 am – 5 pm. In addition to this opening event, there will be an Artist Talk with Sam Kirk on November 17.

Gallery Opening Event

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

4:30 – 7 PM

UIC Gender & Sexuality Center (1007 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL)

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