Sept. 13 - Nov. 8, 2012
This selection of recent woodcuts marked Slobodan Radojkovic's first solo exhibition in the United States. His latest body of work focused on the motif of the pipe. Native Americans were the first to smoke tobacco from pipes, and it is continued to be used by tribes in sacred rituals. For the artist, the pipe takes on a greater sentimental connection, evoking memories of home, and a calmer, more relaxing time, and for this reason he dedicated this series of prints to his father. Formally, the works consist of vibrant, contrasting hues, achieved by pressing several different color inked blocks to produce the final work in a process called polychrome woodblock printing. Radojkovic was born in 1967 in Nis, Serbia. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje (Macedonia) in 1992 and did postgraduate studies in the Graphic Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 1996. Radojkovic currently works at the Gallery of Contemporary Fine Arts Nis as the graphic workshop coordinator.