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 Poskovicis 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.
Congratulation to all the winners at the Juried Student Exhibition! Outstanding Ceramic's Award: Emily Archer Outstanding 2D Award: Christina Bitson Outstanding Painting Award: Michele Pisano-Spenc Outstanding Photography Award: Miranda Penn Outstanding Underclassman Award: Patrick Dunn Ox-Bow Award: Kellen Taylor Outstanding 3D Award: Sydney St. John Creative Award & Asa Mahan Community Award: Adrian College Art Club, D'Angelo Brown, Amanda LaVigne, Jesse Milan, Tessa Roethemeyer, Bryce Smedley, and Tanner Williams
Please consider submitting work to our annual Juried Student Exhibition!
The exhibition will feature art by current Adrian College students. Participating students are not required to be majors in the Department of Art and Design. Work will be selected by Guest Juror Gregory Tom, Gallery Director at Eastern Michigan University. In addition to selecting work for the exhibition, Mr. Tom will award a broad array of prizes, including art supplies, gift certificates, and cash prizes.
Last year, the gallery issued over $1,200 worth of awards to student artists.
The show is open to all media.
This year, submissions will be judged in person. 2D work must be matted to a standard size, ready to frame. Please visit the matting and framing crew in the basement of Mahan, who can help you with this task in advance of submission date. Selected work will be framed post-selection.
Students with submissions must bring their work to the Valade Gallery on Thursday, October 26th or Friday, October 27th, between 10 am and 5 pm.
Gallery Attendants will be on site to help students complete the proper paperwork. Juror Gregory Tom will select work onsite on Friday, October 27th. Students will be notified of the results on Monday, October 30th. Selected work will stay in the gallery to be immediately installed. Work that is not selected must be picked up from the gallery by Wednesday, November 2nd at 5 pm.
We hope to see your work in the gallery this year!
JSE 2017 FAST FACTS:
Submission Drop Off: Thurs 10/26 + Fri 10/27 10 am to 5 pm, Valade Gallery In-Person Selection: Friday, 10/27 Pick Up Unselected Work : Mon 10/31, Tues 11/1, Wed 11/2 10 am to 5 pm, Valade Gallery Exhibition Dates: 11/6 - 11/29 Reception: Tuesday, 11/14 5:30- 7:30 pm,Awards at 6 pm
If you have any questions, please contact gallery director Elspeth Schulze : firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Verney: Solfatara, Photography Exhibition Opens at Adrian College
Image : Jon Verney, Solfatara detail
Valade Gallery at Adrian College announces the opening of Solfatara,a solo exhibition of new work by Jon Verney. The show is on display and open to the public through October 25th, with an opening reception on Tuesday, September 26th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Verney will deliver an artist talk at 6 pm. Solfatara explores notions of flux, transformation, and transcendence through an engagement with landscape and materiality. The core of Verney’s current work is Thermophile, an ongoing project that explores the possibilities of chemically-altering gelatin silver prints in geothermal springs around the world. By carefully immersing silver-based photos into volcanic hot springs and mud pots, Verney coaxes their imagery through a chaotic transformation; iron, sulfur, copper, aluminum - the atoms of dissolved elements in the waters - bond to the silver in the photographs’ emulsions, fusing and forming new compounds. This mineral abundance, paired with the springs’ acidity and high temperatures, causes each photograph to be redeveloped, altered, and transmuted in a unique manner—no two ever appearing the same. In a parallel studio process, Verney immerses found polaroids into hot water, causing their aged emulsions to steadily unfurl from their acetate bases. Marred by myriad dendritic fractures, the photographs appear to collapse in on themselves, rendering the relative banality of the snapshots into metamorphic abstractions. Some traces of the original imagery remain, connoting an entropic sense of loss and erosion, offering a quiet meditation on the titanic natural forces that shape our world. Jon Verney is a visual artist working in painting, photography, and video. After earning his BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2010, he traveled to Florence, Italy, where he worked for three years at Studio Art Center International. Upon returning to the United States, Verney received his MFA from the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan in 2016. During his studies, he received numerous grants to fund his creative research, which included fieldwork in Iceland, the Yellowstone Caldera, and California’s Salton Sea. Verney’s work has been featured on lenscratch.com, and he was a recent artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center. This fall, Verney will serve as a visiting artist at Hiram College in Ohio, and perform at PVDLoop at AS220 in Providence, Rhode Island. In November, Verney will travel to Finland to participate in an international symposium on painting at the University of Arts, Helsinki. Verney’s studio practice is currently based in Massachusetts. 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.
JILLIAN BROWN: Role-Playing as Masquerade Adrian College, Adrian, MI- Monday September 18
Adrian College is excited to announce the opening of the annual Alumni Art Exhibition in the Nicolay Heritage Room. Role-Playing as Masquerade showcases the photographic work of Jillian Brown. Brown earned her BFA in Studio Art from Adrian College in 2010, and went on to Kendall College of Art and Design, where in 2014 she received her MFA in Photography.
Role-Playing as Masquerade explores traditional masquerade to deconstruct contemporary role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons, World of Dungeons, and cosplay.This show is on display and open to the public from Monday, September 18th through Friday, October 13th. Join us for an open house during Homecoming Weekend, on Saturday, September 30th from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm.
Role-Playing as Masquerade will be on display in the Nicolay Heritage Room, at the front of Shipman Library on the Adrian College campus.The Nicolay Heritage Room observes Shipman Library open hours, which include Sunday from noon to midnight, Monday through Thursday from 8 am to midnight, Friday from 8 am to 6 pm, and Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public.