Join us for a private collection tour and summer BBQ with Jennifer Andrade and Sebastian Campos, founder of THE MISSION Gallery.
Sebastian Campos is a second generation collector- his family has been acquiring important Latin American artworks for the last thirty years, during several of which Sebastian was managing the collection. His father’s influence, as well as his time at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, led Sebastian to begin collecting contemporary art, first with pop art prints and later shifting his focus to artists of his own generation. In 2010, he opened THE MISSION, a contemporary art gallery in Chicago, Illinois, which focuses on Art of the Americas. In many ways the opening of THE MISSION was a natural progression of both his family history and personal experiences.
Emerging to mid-career artists from both Latin America and the U.S. encompass, the collection, which also has a focus on conceptual artists, including Fred Sandback and Gordon Matta-Clark. Artists from Latin America in the collection include: Guillermo Kuitca, Oscar Muñoz, Miguel Angel Rojas, Marcelo Grosman, Gustavo Dìaz, Dr. Lakra, Maximo Gonzalez, Carlos Amorales, Jac Leirner, and Ramses Olaya. Artists represented from the U.S. include Ed Paschke, Anthony Pearson, John Sparagana, Andrew Guenther, John Opera, Davis/Langois, Wendy White, Jonas Wood, Daniel Rich, as well as others.
Image description from left to right: Sebastian Fierro, Colombian; Jesus Rafael Soto, Venezuelan (yellow sculpture); Adam Gondek, USA; Anna Elise Johnson, USA (blue acrylic sculpture); Gaston Ugalde, Bolivian; Carlos Runcie Tanaka, Peruvian (white ceramic); Noah Singer, USA (black ceramic); Guillermo Kuitca, Argentina; Peter Halley, USA