Nina Chanel Abney, Curated by Ashley Mckenzie-Barnes
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.
Thank you production technician Jeff Blackburn, Smolik.
Supported by Yorkville BIA, Taglialatella Galleries