There are several works by an Indigenous artist presently on display at the OAG. Jobena Petonoquot works in various mediums with her cultural background strongly present throughout her works. This is Bringer of Death, a 2018 work.
Monday, June 27, 2022
The Bringer Of Death
A panel in the room goes into the background of the artist herself.
My Grandfather Trapped The Rabbit is also from 2018
Sanctuary For The Children is a 2021 work, a response to the unearthing of child graves at former residential schools.
Gins Of The Church dates to this year. In this case gin is another word for trap, signified by the leg-trap resting on the pillow.
My Grandmother's Heart is another work by the artist.
This one, Resilient Repugnance: Baptism Gowns, speaks again to the residential school abuse that the country continues to grapple with.
Ode To My Grandfather is a 2018 work, with elaborately beaded moccasins.