Ed Paschke: Visionary from Chicago, 1968-2004 | University of Oxford

Ed Paschke: Visionary from Chicago, 1968-2004

17 Jan 2015 to 5 Jul 2015
10:00 - 17:00
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 2PH

Gallery 2

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’Ed Paschke: Visionary from Chicago, 1968‒2004' is the third in the Ashmolean’s series of exhibitions of post-war and contemporary art presented in collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation. Ed Paschke (1939–2004) was strongly influenced by media imagery and popular culture – newspapers, magazines, advertisements, film and television. His brilliantly coloured, provocative and surreal paintings of circus freaks, tattooed ladies, transvestites, wrestlers and hairy wingtip shoes explore the underbelly of urban life and a dark side of Pop Art. Part of a group of artists known as the Chicago Imagists who emerged in the 1960s, Paschke’s work developed an unmistakable confrontational style which captured the grittiness of his surroundings.