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Ellen Campbell’s ‘La Louche’ Exhibition comes to South Suburban College

Artist reception Thursday, October 18, 3:00pm

information provided by South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (October 12, 2018) – The Art & Design Department of South Suburban College (SSC) is presenting an exhibition of art works by Ellen Campbell titled “La Louche,” through an October 18 Artist Reception in the Lee Dulgar Gallery from 3:00–4:00pm.

“Red Tidybag,” by Ellen Campbell, exhibiting at South Suburban College through the Artist Reception on October 18t. (Photo provided)

The exhibit description states, “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 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. Campbell received her MFA from the University of Chicago and her BFA 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 first floor of SSC’s Main Campus. SSC Galleries are open at minimum Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00am–6:00pm, and Fridays from 9:00am–4:00pm. The galleries are closed on weekends and holidays.

For more information, call 708-596-2000, x2445 or x2316. Or visit

South Suburban College is located at 15800 South State Street in South Holland, Illinois.


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