The Sum of All

Nch’ú7mut in the Skwxwú7mesh snichim (Squamish language) means "interconnectivity and oneness". The Skwxwú7mesh Two-Spirit community has used it to mean "one love". This exhibition and all work associated is being done in the spirit of nch’ú7mut.

Black is said to be “the sum of all colours” when a black colour is obtained from a mixture of various pigments. Black is also said to be the “absence of colour” when all light radiation is removed. Black is a colour that results from the absence or complete absorption of visible light. To be all and absent in the same breath is a rare and unique positionality.

In this exhibition, the concepts of Indigeneity and Blackness are explored through visual and performance-based arts such as film, dance, jewelry and poetry. The Sum of All is a celebration of the lived experiences of the featured artists and guest curator who represent multiple cultural groups.

This exhibition features the artwork of Amai Campbell-Kamangirira (Musqueam, Zimbabwean), Marion Jacobs (Squamish, Snuneymuwx, Bahamian), Monday May (Secwépemc, Es'ket + Ewe, Togo), Orene Askew (Squamish, African American), and Willie Lewis (Squamish, African American).

Guest curator - Damara Jacobs Petersen (Squamish, Snuneymuwx, African American)

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On view from May 28 - September 8, 2024