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Ed Paschke Center Exhibit To Feature 'Intricate, Distorted' Still Lifes

 Blue Cup by Chicago native Jeannette Pasin Sloan.
Blue Cup by Chicago native Jeannette Pasin Sloan.
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Jeannette Pasin Sloan

JEFFERSON PARK — Chicago artist Jeannette Pasin Sloan's "intricate" and "distorted" still life paintings, drawings, prints and collages will be the subject of an exhibit at the Ed Paschke Art Center set to open May 2.

Titled "Life Reflected," the exhibit, which is scheduled to run through June 13, includes work that spans Pasin Sloan's 20-year career, which began when she was a stay-at-home mother devoting every spare moment to painting each object in her kitchen.

The exhibit will include more than 18 of Sloan's "cropped, distorted" works, including several never-before-seen pieces that demonstrate Sloan's "dazzling" photo-realistic work, exhibit organizers said.

Sloan, who lives in New Mexico, will discuss her still lifes, many of which feature reflective surfaces set against patterned backgrounds, from 3-5 p.m. May 1 as part of an exhibition preview at the art center, organizers said.

Sloan was friends with Paschke, and her work hung in his studio at the time of his death. That studio has been recreated at the art center.

"We're thrilled to present this solo exhibition showcasing her career achievements in her hometown," said Vesna Stelcer, chairwoman of the Ed Paschke Foundation.

The Ed Paschke Art Center, 5415 W. Higgins Ave., in Jefferson Park, is dedicated to showcasing the colorful and up-close paintings of people's faces that made Paschke one of the most famous artists to call Chicago home.

For more information, call 312-533-4911, go to edpaschkeartcenter.org or email info@edpaschkeartcenter.org.

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