Chicago’s Shane Campbell gallery will move from the West Town location it’s occupied since 2010 to a new, 8,500-square-foot space the gallery has purchased at South Wabash Avenue and East 21st Street, in the historic Motor Row district.
Director John Schmid said the gallery hopes to open the new place in April 2015, with a show by Chicago-based artist Tony Lewis. Like many other spaces in the neighborhood, it was formerly home to an indoor car dealership, and its most recent tenant was an ambulance company. The space should come with some 2,900 square feet for exhibitions, after renovations by architecture firm UrbanLab are complete, Schmid said.
Schmid said the gallery has been looking to buy a space for some time, to match the growing “storage space needs and ambitions” of its artists. The gallery first announced its plans, without details, on its Instagram account two days ago.