Waubonsee Community College

Art Exhibit by Jesse Howard entitled “The Hieroglyphics of an Urban Abyss”

The art exhibition The Hieroglyphics of an Urban Abyss features the Jesse Howard’s artwork. His work is relevant and provoking. While masked by beautifully expressive lines and pops of color, if some of his work makes you feel disheartened, angry, or energized, well, it should. Howard combines imagery culled from many sources such as news reports about police brutality, witnessed homelessness and desperation, as well as rising activism such as The Movement for Black Lives. He creates his characters from lived experiences—both personal and those of others—and when viewing his work you feel their sorrow, defiance, determination, and anger and resistance.

Exhibit runs:  Thursday, January 10 – Saturday, February 16, 2019

Viewing hours:
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Image: Streets are Talking by Jesse Howard, 2018, Charcoal and collage, 45 x 38 ¼ in.

Art Coordinator: Cecilia Vargas, cvargas@waubonsee.edu, (630) 466-2964

If you need a sign language interpreter or an accommodation for this event please contact the Art Coordinator. A minimum of two weeks notice is requested. Waubonsee does not discriminate based on any characteristic protected by law in its programs and activities.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Dickson Center (DKN), Arrowhead Room
Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL 60554-9454

Event Type

Art, Music, Theatre, Literature, Lectures

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, Public, Alumni, Staff


Exhibitions, Waubonsee Art


Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

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