Upcoming Events

FREAK SHOW

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Ed Paschke Art Center

5415 W Higgins Ave

Chicago, IL

This October, Pentimenti Productions is pleased to collaborate with the Ed Paschke Art Center on FREAK SHOW!, a program celebrating the influence of the carnival and freak show aesthetic on the work of the artists affiliated with the Hairy Who & the Chicago Imagists, with a spotlight on Ed Paschke, whose paintings often feature lurid, carnivalesque figures adorned in costumes and masks. A similar emphasis on the outré and grotesque is also notable in the work of fellow artists Jim Nutt and Robert Lostutter, among others.

The event will feature a screening of Tod Browning’s iconoclastic 1932 Pre-code masterpiece, Freaks, which by all accounts left a major impression on Paschke. The film, which casted real sideshow performers, elicited outrage and controversy upon its release, though it later received a cult following and was chosen for preservation in the US National Film Registry.

Freaks will be proceeded by Tom Palazzolo’s short film, The Tattooed Lady of Riverview, a hallucinatory portrait of Jean Furella, an inked folk hero of Chicago’s fabled Riverview Amusement Park. Palazzolo, who was a friend and contemporary of the Imagists, will be joined in a post-screening conversation by Jason Nargis, a Paschke scholar. Please note: some imagery might not be appropriate for children. Free admission.

Previous Events

January 13, 2016 - mumok kino, Vienna, Austria

January 20, 2016 - Harold Washington Library, Chicago

January 13, 2016 - European Premiere at the mumok kino, Vienna, Austria

September 18, 2015 - January 3, 2016 - On Display at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin

October 18, 2015 - Indiana University Cinema, Bloomington

October 12-13, 2015 - Screening & Panel Discussion at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

October 11, 2015 - Manhattan Premiere at the New Museum, New York

August 22, 2015 - Encore presentation at the Ed Paschke Art Center, Chicago

July 30, 2015 - The Contemporary, Austin, Texas

July 18, 2015 - Archive-O-Rama at the Ed Paschke Art Center, Chicago

June 27, 2015 - 2015 Printers Ball, Chicago

April 30, 2015 - Gender Equality in the Visual Arts: Screening and Panel Discussion at Gallery 400, Chicago

April 30, 2015 - Hollywood Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

April 23, 25, and 26 - New York Premiere at Nitehawk Cinemas, Brooklyn, New York

April 16, 2015 - Denver Film Society's DocNight at the Sie FilmCenter, Denver, Colorado

April 9, 2015 - Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, Michigan

April 4, 2015 - International House Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

March 21, 2015 - The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California

February 23, 2015 - Screening and Discussion at the Art Theatre, Champaign, Illinois

February 12, 2015 - "Hairy Who" and "The Collagist" at the Revue Cinema Toronto, Canada

February 7, 2015 - Art & Comics: Screening and Panel Discussion at the Chicago Cultural Center

January 21, 2015 - Lectures in American Art at The Union League Club of Chicago

December 7, 2014 - Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago

December 4, 2014 - California State University, Sacramento, California

November 18, 2014 - Roxie Theatre, San Francisco, California

November 15, 2014 - Napa Valley Film Festival, California

November 7, 2014 - The Hairy Who in Hyde Park: Screening and Panel Discussion at the Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago

September 21 and October 12, 2014 - Two screenings at the RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island

October 10, 2014 - San Diego Design Film Festival, California

October 3 - 9, 2014 - HWCI Theatrical Run at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago

October 2, 2014 - Orange County Museum of Art, California

September 26, 27 & October 5 - HWCI at the 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival, Wisconsin

September 26, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at the Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, Connecticut

September 16, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at the Liverpool Biennial, United Kingdom

July 13, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at 356 Mission in Los Angeles, California

June 15, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at San Francisco DocFest, California

June 12, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at Princess Cinemas Waterloo, Ontario

June 6 & 14, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at Evanston's Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Illinois

May 24, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at CineMarfa at the Crowley Theater, Marfa, Texas

May 20, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at MCA Chicago

April 30, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at Newport Beach Film Festival, California

April 12, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at Minneapolis/St. Paul Int'l Film Fest, Minnesota

April 27, 2013 - Humor/Art Symposium, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago