Darija Radakovic: Not For Profit Nor Fame
Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB - To Feb 13
Born and educated in what is now Bosnia and Herzegovina, formerly part of Yugoslavia, Darija Radakovic, based in Calgary since 2010, works across painting, sculpture and performance. Her experience of the devastating Balkan war and its precipitating social and political conditions previously charged her art with bitter criticality. However, the “inner peace” she has discovered since settling in Canada has somewhat tempered her approach to artmaking, and her sculptures, particularly, reveal an element of playful surrealism.