solo Iowa art show by Endi Poskovic is currently on view at
the Des Moines Art Center
like “The Revolution Arrives,” “Souvenirs of America,” and
other allusions to Americana might suggest social commentary
by the Bosnian-born artist.
But Poskovic, an associate professor of art and art history,
has said his work is not particularly political and that he
is not interested in giving the audience all of the answers.
He is interested in giving clues though.
“By Latinizing the language, I’m allowing the viewer to read
it without obstacles yet challenge their habitual notion of
reading,” said Poskovic. “It helps them to contextualize the
Poskovic began creating prints using woodblock prints in
1996, after specializing in more modern printmaking
techniques for years.
The woodblocks are cut using traditional tools. No
electrical instruments are ever used.
A smaller 12”x17” block of plywood takes about a month to
carve. The large 34”X66” blocks can take a year to complete.
Poskovic says he produces five or six images every year.
After studying music and art in Europe, Poskovic moved to
the United States. Poskovic graduated from State University
of New York-Buffalo with a master of fine arts degree.
Poskovic has taught at California State University-Long
Beach and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
His work has been shown internationally at galleries and
museums in Australia, Germany, Spain, South Africa and Cuba.
Poskovic has taught at Whittier College since 1997.
The exhibition ends February 4, 2007.
Des Moines Art Center
Professor Endi Poskovic can be reached at
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