Exhibiting Artist to Present on Photography Work

Chicago artist Jason Reblando uses photography to investigate race, public housing and planned communities, presenting the tough topics with the depth of a documentary film and the beauty of paintings.

This week, he'll talk through his work, on display at Harper College through Thursday, February 7, at a slide lecture and discussion aimed at engaging students, faculty and the community.

The lecture is at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, January 31 in the Painting Studio, Room C201 of Building C. The discussion and reception will follow at 12:15 p.m. outside the Art Exhibition Space, Room C200 of Building C.

Reblando has a background in art, journalism and sociology, and creates work intended to tell stories and ask questions.

His Harper exhibit, "New Deal Utopias, Model Cities of the Great Depression," highlights communities in Maryland, Ohio and Wisconsin. It is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Reblando is based both in Chicago and in Bloomington–Normal, where he is an assistant professor at Illinois State University's College of Fine Arts.

For more information about Reblando's Harper exhibit or future exhibits at the College, call 847.925.6568 or visit www.harpercollege.edu/arts.

Press Contact: Erin Brooks, 847.925.6159