Life After Ed Paschke and Henry Miller
Gary Dobry will exhibit new paintings made of, and with, actress/writer/film-maker, Brenda Venus in a show titled "Life After Ed Paschke and Henry Miller". Dobry was a life-long friend and apprentice to world famous artist, Ed Paschke. Writer Henry Miller mentored Brenda Venus when Miller was in his eighties and Venus was still a very young woman. Miller's over 3,000 love letters to Venus were published by William Morris in a compilation titled, "Dear, Dear, Brenda". In the body of work to be exhibited at Packer Schopf, Dobry and Venus celebrate finding their own artistic voices after Paschke and Miller, and they join those voices to sing their praise. Earlier works by Gary Dobry in collaboration with Brenda Venus have been exhibited at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, California in 2010 and at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago and the Jack Olson Gallery at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois in 2011.