Jean Rene´LeBlanc "Greekopolis"
March 12, 2018- April 6, 2018

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Coker College’s Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery presents an exhibition by Jean Rene´LeBlanc titled, "Greekopolis" with a reception, which is free and open to the public. The exhibition begins on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 7 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. LeBlanc's show will continue through April 6, 2018.

 

LeBlanc received his B.A. in studio arts in 1993 from Concordia University. He received his M.F.A. in multimedia and photography in 1996 from the University of Windsor Ontario and in 2006, received his PhD in study and practice of art from the Université du Québex à Montréal.

 

"Since 2012, I have been using digital infrared photography to investigate spaces and places with strong historical and cultural significance. Greekopolis is a new body of work that uses this format to develop new ways of looking at the world we live in. Shot in Greece between June 15 and July 15, 2015, the project proposes a series of diptychs juxtaposing images of ancient and modern ruins to generate a dialogue between—and about—contemporary and historical landscapes and economic practices," says LeBlanc about the photography series. 
 

The Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, while classes are in session, and is located in the Gladys C Fort Art Building on the campus of Coker College, Hartsville, S.C. Parking entrance, for the art building, is directly across from 306 E. Home Ave. For more information, contact exhibition director Ashley Gillespie at 843-621-3005 or ashley.gillespie@coker.edu. For more information on the gallery, go to: www.ceceliacokerbellgallery.com.

Coker College upholds and defends the intellectual and artistic freedom of its faculty and students as they study and create art through which they explore the full spectrum of human experience. The college considers such pursuits central to the spirit of inquiry and thoughtful discussion, which are at the heart of a liberal arts education.