By Robin Laurence
DARIJA RADAKOVIC: NOT FOR PROFIT NOR FAME
Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary. 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.
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff. To Apr 4
This show surveys photographs of mountain landscapes past and present and also displays equipment used by spotlighted historic photographers. Featured artists range from the locally admired to the internationally renowned and include Byron Harmon, the Vaux family, Tom Willock, George Webber and Edward Burtynsky. Curated from the museum’s permanent collection, Snapshots draws attention to the dual archival and creative signifi cance of photographs while alerting us to the evolving technologies that made these works possible. Presented as part of the 2021 Exposure Photography Festival.