By Carrie McGath in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 17, 2014 2:45PMSteve Schapiro's photographsÂ occupy and navigate a space that is deeply human and soulful, encouraging his subjects to feel able to open their own apertures and shred any facade. David Bowie, more often a series of personas than a man, is captured by Schapiro as rawly human, even vulnerable at times, even if he is in character. The works in Schapiro's exhibition, "Warhol, Reed, and Bowie" at the Ed Pashcke Art Center acts as an archive of this ability. Some of these images are iconic; Bowie Smoking a Cigarette once graced the cover of Rolling Stone.
Today we're featuring a guest blog by Thea Nichols, director of community engagement at the new Ed Paschke Art Center. She joins us to talk about the center, its namesake and its collaborations with the Chicago Public Library.
Ed Paschke is one of Chicago’s most renowned artists.
Born and raised on the North Side, Paschke became interested in art at an early age, drawn by his father’s sketches and Disney animation.