Join us for a reception to celebrate the latest exhibition in Valade Gallery!
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 a 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. 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 : firstname.lastname@example.org