Upcoming Exhibitions

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Darija Radakovic 
NOT FOR PROFIT nor FAME
January 9 – February 13, 2021

 

Almost a retrospective exhibition with the art pieces that date from 10 years ago until now,
NOT FOR PROFIT nor FAME  is a sublimation of what Bosnian-born, Calgary-based Darija Radakovic has been doing since immigrating to Canada, and what she had previously learned overseas from her Yugoslav avant-garde teachers, in both a literal and figurative sense. Darija has also been inspired by Kazimir Malevich, Joseph Beuys, Marcel Duchamp and others, which can be recognized in her work.

Born and raised in Bosnia and Herzegovina, she moved to Belgrade in the middle of the awful war where she got her BFA at the University of Fine Arts. This gave her an opportunity to express disgust with authorities, and a tradition of wrong choices, to criticize society through her works, and try to set the focus on the consequences of our misdoings. In 2010 she left for Canada with her family to re-start their lives. As she discovered her private inner peace in Calgary and achieved a new balance, her interests are focusing on less bitter themes.

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Ken Webb 

 

This, That and Other Things

February 27 – March 27, 2021

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Photo credit:  Jayka Milliza S. Herra

Brian Flynn

RECOGNIZED

 

February 27 – March 27, 2021  

My latest bodies of work continue my interest in social constructions and my family’s ties to politics in Ireland.  Using oil paint and photo-transfers as my mediums, I recreate figures from both my family’s history as well as Ireland’s turbulent politicized past.  The subjects in my work either held specific agendas in outlawed political organizations or were those who have been affected by these agendas. My process of layering and obscuring, protecting identity while simultaneously wiping it out, is an artistic exercise of the very activities that members of the resistance practiced during the Troubles as a means of self-preservation to avoid detection during oppressive times.

 

I have recently spent time documenting Fork Hill – the village where my family is from and still lives.  A border town, Fork Hill was the most occupied town in Northern Ireland’s history.  As of July 31, 2007, the British military finally completely pulled out of the area.  

 

My interest in documenting this area's history focuses on the role of identity and place in the context of conflict.  I spent some time interviewing former IRA members regarding their activities, specifically in relation to my grandfather's house located twenty feet from the border which divides Northern and Southern Ireland.  The house was used as a staging point for IRA maneuvers against the British army posted in the area.  How do you tell a story that must remain faceless, nameless, and without evidence? 

Burning Man # 1, oil on canvas, 60 x 66

Dennis Ekstedt

Terraformers

 

April 10 – May 8, 2021

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Dan Hudson

 

May 15 – June 19, 2021 

Herringer Kiss Gallery

101, 1615 10 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T3C 0J7
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