Apr 27th 2019

Sam Kirk and Joseph Josue Mora

@ Chicago Art Department

1932 S Halsted St, Ste 102, Chicago, IL 60608

Opening Saturday, April 27th, from 4 PM - 5 PM

On view through Saturday, May 4th

Join us at Chicago Art Department Saturday, April 27th at 4 pm for a joint artist talk with CAD Core Artists in Residence, Sam Kirk and Joseph Josué Mora. Moderated by Franky Peña, Kirk and Mora will discuss the conceptual similarities, overlap and formal differences of their work that span themes of labor, immigration, representation, assigned meanings, community and value.

Clearance is a solo exhibition featuring the work of Joseph Josue Mora. Looking at the different ways of bureaucracies, infrastructures, and (in)accessibilities, Mora uses art handling materials and cues to mirror issues of immigration stemming from his experiences as an art handler, DACA recipient and person living the the U.S. Mora’s experimentations with material, installation and performances draws parallels between the art and political world.

The Alchemy of Us: A journey of identity features the work of CAD Core Artist, Sam Kirk. A journey of identity is unique and personal to each person, the community they are exposed to and the lives they experience which shape their lens. It’s not universal and it can be as microcosmic as a city and a neighborhood. The Alchemy of Us: A journey of identity includes several new mixed media artworks that share the narratives and experience of individuals in various marginalized communities.

Both shows are on view at the Chicago Art Department until May 4, 2019. Feel free to make an appt to view the show by emailing carris@chicagoartdepartment.org

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