Chris Campbell

necessary collector
September 13- October 11

opening reception saturday
September 13, 2008
6 pm

Image: Michael Durham, ''Electric Metal Flake''

This exhibit will feature artists from Chris Campbell's personal collection. Pieces come from almost 10 years of RUBY GREEN exhibitions and what Chris has collected beyond RUBY GREEN.

The title, ''Necessary Collector'', refers to Chris's decades of collecting because contemporary art is her passion.

Beginning years ago as an art student at the Art Institute of Chicago, she has learned and believes the best way to support artists and contemporary art culture is to buy art. As founding director of Ruby Green, Chris has presented and promoted local, national and international artists and curators. This has provided her with a unique opportunity to network with and contribute to their exposure and recognition.

A few of the artists in the collection;

Sue Coe, Mark Mulroney, Sandra Bermudez, Mary Shaffer, Terry Glispin, Leslie Kneisel, Sam Dunson, Cheryl Pfeiffer, Angela Willcoks, Jill Larson, Mery Lynn McKorkle, Don Evans, Erin Anfinson, Donte K Hayes, Cecelia Kane, Richard Mitchell, Michael Durham, Donna Stack, Tom Zarilli, Joseph Whitt, Hunter Brice...