A native Evanstonian, Chris Molloy established Alley Gallery in 1985 after collegiate study at Johns Hopkins and a stint as an army photographer in Vietnam. Many artists, actors, designers, tinkerers and scientists consider him their mentor. Chris had incredible compassion for all creatures great and small, and a complex understanding of the cosmos, both macro & micro. He had a very inquisitive nature and keen sense of humor. His favorite paraphrased quote from R. Buckminster Fuller was, “The universe is in fact expanding, but it’s going the other way.” When Chris passed away in 2010, he entrusted his legacy to his employees. We strive every day to continue his philosophy.