High-Tech, Low-Tech Art

Low-tech meets high-tech in a new "Backwards Compatible" exhibit by Chicago artist Eric Fleischauer, on display at Harper College through Thursday, November 1.

Fleischauer, who teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, combines old and new media in the exhibition, placing ink drawings next to flat-screen monitors, sculptures, video projects, photography and more.

"I'm interested in the relationship between 'screen culture' and 'in real life,'" says Fleischauer, who views the Harper exhibit as an opportunity to reflect on his recent work and showcase one brand-new piece. Collectively, he's hopeful it will prompt visitors to consider the effects of today's digital culture on their own lives.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Viewing times are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p. m. weekdays in Harper's Art Exhibition Space, Room C200, Building C.

Fleischauer will visit Harper for a public reception and a discussion of his work at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the exhibition space.

Media Contact: Patrick Bromley, Media Relations Assistant, 847.925.600 ext 2564, pbromley@harpercollege.edu