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Craig Abell-Champion
Who Murdered Me?

November 16th — January 25th

Public Works Gallery
1539 N Damen Ave, 
Chicago, IL 60622

Opening
Friday, November 16th, 2012 – 7:00-10:00pm 

Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Friday, 2:00-5:00pm
Saturday, 12:00-5:00pm 

Craig Abell-Champion has lived many lives – as a surfer, farmer, sailor; as a professional snowboarder, navy recruit and singer for a heavy metal band; and as a commercial director, photographer and fine artist. For over 20 years, Abell-Champion has layered pasts, presents and alternate realities to create conceptual photography rendered hauntingly beautiful by camera shifts, light leaks, double exposures and serendipity. This two-decade survey highlights his panoramic work, bringing to life industrial piping and horse races, ghosts whose voices reach from beyond the grave to emblazon urban landscapes, and graveyards of buses laid bare across the earth while men tumble into the sea. Who Murdered Me? is a record of Abell-Champion’s flight through a dark other-world; the work a series of shed skins marking, with a mix of colossal prints and intimate pieces, his passage from one life to the next.

The artist currently resides in Los Angeles as a screenwriter and commercial director. Formerly, he served as the cinematographer and co-photographer for Chicago-based design studio Ohio Girl, and co-founded the clothing company The Quiet Life. Abell-Champion graduated with a Bachelor of the Arts from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

With deep regard for Reggie Destin, proceeds from this show will be donated to help cover accrued medical and memorial expenses. We miss you.

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