Press Release: Craig Abell-Champion – “Who Murdered Me?” at Public Works Gallery


Who Murdered Me?
Craig Abell-Champion
Public Works Gallery
1539 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
November 16, 2012 – January 25, 2013
Opening: Friday, November 16th, 2012 – 7:00-10:00pm

Chicago, IL — 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.