Endi Poskovic : Crossing Exhibition Opens at Adrian College
Adrian College, Adrian, MI- January 8th, 2018
Image : Endi Poskovic, Mokronoge (Promise to Hagar)
Valade Gallery at Adrian College announces the opening of Crossing, a solo exhibition by Endi Poskovic. The show is on display and open to the public through February 2nd, with an opening reception on Tuesday, January 23rd from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Poskovic will deliver an artist talk at 6 pm.
Crossing underscores a personal tale of discovery. In 2010, Poskovic returned for the first time to his family ancestral birthplace in Southeastern Herzegovina (Bosnia and Herzegovina in the former Yugoslavia). The trip afforded him an encounter with familiar communities and a way of life untouched by time yet devastated by conflict and violent demographic shifts. Crossing attempts to reflect, albeit allegorically, on this experience. Transcending sculpting, drawing, printmaking and animation, Crossing explores the nature of composite narrative, in which visual signifiers, both real and invented, intersect to form imagery suggestive of dichotomies, proposing themes of displacement, transformation and revival.
Born in 1969 in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Endi Poskovic completed his B.F.A. at the University of Sarajevo Academy of Fine Arts. Poskovic studied Nynorsk language and culture in Norway on a Norwegian Government sponsored Minnefondet Scholarship. From Norway, Poskovic moved to the United States to study at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he earned M.F.A. in 1993.
The recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, Poskovic has received prestigious support from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the John D. Rockefeller Foundation, and the J. William Fulbright Commission, among others. Poskovic’s graphic works have been exhibited worldwide in numerous international biennials and triennials, including Shanghai Print International Biennial, China, Bienal Internacional de Grabado Caixanova, Spain, and Taichung International Biennial, Taiwan. Comprehensive individual exhibitions of Poskovic’s work have been organized by the Philadelphia Print Center, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and Interlochen Arts Academy Dow Center for the Arts, among others. Endi Poskovic’s works are represented in numerous public collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Royal Antwerp Museum of Fine Arts, Centre National des Arts Plastiques Cairo, Fogg Art Museum-Harvard University, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Endi Poskovic is Professor at the University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and Associate Faculty in the University of Michigan-Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.
Valade Gallery is located in the rear of Shipman Library, on Williams Street on the Adrian College Campus. Free street parking is available. Gallery open hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, with extended hours on Tuesday until 7 pm.
Contact: Elspeth Schulze, Gallery Director : email@example.com