I always wanted to be an interpreter of my time. One’s work is always autobiographical reflecting your life at the time you did it. I always felt I was like a filtration system processing materials floating around me, attempting to select, emphasize and editorialize. Life is the raw material. I try to make something out of it.

– Ed Paschke, 1990

Franklin Parrasch Gallery is pleased to present two major works by the late Chicago-based artist Ed Paschke at our Chelsea location. Ed Paschke’s art is consumed with symbols of the bizarre. His imagery is rife with religious and cultural motifs that push the boundaries of the socially acceptable and the sets of aesthetic values that are formulated outside those boundaries. The culmination of Paschke’s work is a translation of outward appearances into representations of subconscious thought.

Ed Paschke (b.1939 – d.2004) left behind a vast legacy; testament to his work are notable recent shows including the Jeff Koons-curated solo exhibition Ed Paschke at Gagosian (2010), Ed Paschke: Chicago Icon, A Retrospective, Chicago History Museum (2006), the Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night and the Hirschhorn Museum’s Ways of Seeing: John Baldessari Explores the Collection (2006). Paschke’s works are included in the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and The Centre Pompidou, Paris, among many others.

For images, biography, and further information, please contact the gallery at info@franklinparrasch.com or 212-246-5360, Tuesday-Friday 10a-6p.

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