The College of Idaho’s Rosenthal Gallery of Art is pleased to announce its spring exhibition, “Balkanization,” featuring the work of C of I alumnus Goran Fazil. The show is open March 7 through April 18, with an opening reception set for 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 14. Both the reception and the exhibition – open weekdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. – are free and open to the public.
“Balkanization” is a series of works created using fragmentation, appropriation and installation. Fazil, a native of the former Yugoslavia, challenges his audience to consider how historical interpretations – or misinterpretations – are the building blocks for our perceptions of reality and the present.
Fazil earned his bachelor’s degree in art from The College of Idaho in 2001 and also holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from Boise State University and a master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Idaho. Fazil currently teaches drawing and design at the C of I and also teaches at the College of Western Idaho. He recently completed a commission for Boise State’s Student Union Building, and his piece “Hegelian Constructs” won second place at the 2013 Boise Art Museum Idaho Triennial Exhibition, which remains on display through April 27. To learn more about Fazil’s work, visit www.goranfazil.com.
Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.