Jul 21st 2016

Sam Kirk: Double-Dutch

@ IPaintMyMind

2545 W Diversey, Suite 255, Chicago, Illinois 60647

Opening Thursday, July 21st, from 7PM - 10PM

On view through Tuesday, August 30th

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.

Show runs July 21st – Aug 30th

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