“Here Is a Man Who Stood Up” is an immersive experience that uses archival objects, never-before-seen footage, and re-stagings to animate the life and work of lifelong Chicago artist Ed Paschke. Paschke (1939–2004) was known for his dark version of Pop Art, which featured American icons painted in nightmarish, lurid neon colors.
The program is presented by Media Burn Archive and is hosted by Paul Durica, Director of Exhibitions at the Newberry Library. Rare archival items and ephemera are presented by Northwestern University’s Jason Nargis. The program includes screenings of Tommy “Chicago” Palazzolo ’s short film The Tattooed Lady of Riverview and Chicago-based producer Jamie Ceaser ’s documentary Ed Paschke: The Artist Behind the Mask. Lastly, the multi-disciplinary event features a “virtual” true crime tour inspired by Paschke and led by Durica.