Ellen Campbell’s “La Louche” Exhibition at South Suburban College with Artist Reception Thursday

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–The Art & Design Department of South Suburban College (SSC) is pleased to present an exhibition of art works by Ellen Campbell titled “La Louche,” through an October 18th Artist Reception in the Lee Dulgar Gallery from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The animate world—the non-technical—what is generally called nature, is receding from the constructed world. What remains are denatured, proliferating and commodified expressions of a largely abandoned place, ersatz images and products that pretend to the natural; the souvenirs of spoliation. Campbell uses these manufactured, denatured renditions of the organic world to create new visual and psychological relationships, accommodating the malformed nostalgia of cheap goods to reanimate them in a fantastical state of nature. Through shifts and palette and an intimate close-up perspective she attempts to mirror the tension between the technological accelerations of modern existence and the wished-for endurance of the natural world.

Ellen Campbell’s paintings have been featured in solo and group exhibitions at galleries and cultural centers in Brooklyn, Minneapolis, Iowa and Chicago. Campbell is also the recipient of numerous awards and honors including Yaddo and Ucross Foundation artist residencies. In addition, her work is in many private and corporate collections. Ellen Campbell received her M.F.A. from the University of Chicago and her B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design. She lives, works and teaches in Chicago.

The public is welcome to visit the art exhibition and reception at no charge. The Dulgar Gallery is on the 1st Floor of SSC’s Main Campus. SSC Galleries are open at minimum Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The galleries are closed on weekends and holidays. For more information, please call (708) 596-2000, ext. 2445 or ext. 2316, or visit www.ssc.edu/art. SSC is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois.

Painting entitled "Red Tidybag"