Aron Packer Projects updates
Jason Lahr / Lorraine Peltz / Cassie Marie Edwards

Analog photographs become fugitives: degrading over time, identity and sentimental attachment lost. In this exhibition they are rediscovered and put into new context. Gary Piattoni and Aron Packer assume the role of editors of lost images. Their combined fascinations with treasure hunting and connoisseurship of fine art have led to these collections of vernacular photography. They elevate these images to a place where they can be seen as great compositions, even if many were just incidental or accidental.

Gary Piattoni runs his own art and antique appraisal service and has been a regular face on the PBS phenomenon Antiques Roadshow. Aron Packer has been a successful Chicago gallerist for many years and continues to curate exhibitions.

Join us for receptions Saturday, April 22, 5–8pm, and May 6, 5–8pm. Exhibition runs April 22-May 28.

The Saw Room website

Cassie Marie Edwards' show from a few weekends back was quite elegant. Her work when seen quickly and for the first time is over the top cute and whimsical.....especially on a screen. But in person, the paintings transcend, and become just that... Paintings! They are not the cute subject matter one sees. They are beautiful and sublime and serious and funny. I cannot say enough about her art. If you'd like to come and see anything in person I'd be glad to make an appointment with you at my studio and or at a place of your choosing.

Lorraine Peltz has a show in Naperville that there is time to attend the reception! And also has a lovely article about the show in the Chicago Tribune.

The Decorative Impulse
Lorraine Peltz: Paintings and Photographs
The Schoenherr Gallery
North Central College, Naperville, IL
March 31–May 14, 2017
Reception for the artist: Friday May 12, 6–8pm

Jason Lahr has a show in NYC! It's up through April 22. You can make it if you are in NYC or nearby....

Exhibition: Jason Lahr: Electric Funeral
The Painting Center / 547 West 27th Street Suite 500 NY, NY 10001
Dates: March 28–April 22, 2017

Jason Lahr's solo exhibition Electric Funeral features recent paintings on shaped panels. Utilizing brief texts which he writes and images appropriated from popular and subcultural points of reference, the paintings draw from feminism, narrative theory, contemporary and postmodern fiction, semiotics, and film theory to explore the formation and shaping of working class masculine identity through mass culture.

Electric Funeral is accompanied by a full-color catalog with an essay by noted Canadian painter and critic John Kissick.

This exhibition is made possible in part by support from the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame. More information available at:

Aron Packer Projects    7445 N. Campbell Chicago, IL 60645

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