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Generally Speaking

Nina Chanel Abney, Curated by Ashley Mckenzie-Barnes

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As the city begins its recovery on the tail end of a global pandemic and the urgency for social justice and reform, a monumental public mural is intentionally placed in the Yorkville neighbourhood to challenge the status quo. Injecting sentiments of joy and hope through a bold and colourful piece that asks pedestrians to ‘stop’ and embark on a communal process of healing through art and intentional contemplation. With the continuous calls for justice against racial, cultural, and gender-based violence, discrimination, hate crimes, abuses of authority, and wrongful displacements across nations, we assert the notion of alliance, humanity and togetherness—reinforcing the power and influence of love. Additional credits: Thank you production technician Jeff Blackburn, Smolik. Supported by Yorkville BIA, Taglialatella Galleries

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