Geanna Dunbar

Mini residency & Mural

September 5th – November 10th, 2023

Reconcil-onialism is a work that echoes the pieces from Altar-native. Where Altar-native shows the past and present, Reconcil-onialism shows the present and future.

Reconciliation by religious definition is, the end of estrangement, caused by original sin, between God and humanity. As we enter a new era of ‘Truth and Reconciliation’, we must acknowledge the heavy irony and virtue signaling brought on by religion, by government and white spaces. This residency was influenced through my work with elder Brenda Dubois on the project “The Path to Reconciliation” located on Scarth Street Mall in Regina, Saskatchewan.  She told me:

“We cannot have reconciliation without first acknowledging the truth. We can’t have reconciliation without resurgence, reclamation, reciprocity, and the capacity to evolve and make systematic change.” 

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