Chicago, IL, May 16, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Former boxer, and the head trainer at Pug's Boxing Club at The School of Hard Knocks in Crystal Lake, Illinois, Gary Dobry, will exhibit new paintings and drawings he did of, and with, actress/writer/film-maker Brenda Venus in a show titled "Life After Ed Paschke and Henry Miller". The show runs from June 1st through July 7th at the Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago.
Earlier works Dobry did of, and with, Brenda Venus exhibited in 2010 and 2011 at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, California, the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago and the Jack Olson Gallery at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois in an exhibition entitled "INKED: Tattoo Imagery in Contemporary Art".
Dobry was a life-long friend and apprentice to world famous artist, Ed Paschke. Brenda Venus was mentored by writer Henry Miller ('Tropic of Cancer') when Miller was in his eighties and Venus was still a very young woman. Miller's almost 4,000 love letters to Brenda Venus were published by William Morris in a compilation titled, "Dear, Dear, Brenda".
In the body of work exhibiting at Packer Schopf, Gary Dobry and Brenda Venus celebrate finding their own artistic voices after being under the strong influences of their mentors and they join their voices, with much love, to sing their praise to Paschke and Miller.
The Packer Schopf Gallery is located at 942 W. Lake St. in Chicago. The gallery's phone number is: 312.226.8984
The gallery's email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
The opening is Friday, June 1, 2012 at 6:00 pm