At The Gallery – In Love & Rage by Thirteen Twelve
September 27 @ 12:00 pm - November 23 @ 5:00 pm PDT
September 27th 2023 – November 23rd 2023, Massy Arts will host, In Love & Rage, a window installation by artist and activist Thirteen Twelve.
Exhibited in one of the building’s windows, In Love & Rage addresses the murder of Jared “Jay” Lowndes (Wet’suwet’en, Laksilyu Clan).
The artist says:
Just before July 8, 2022, the first anniversary of the heinous murder of Jared “Jay” Lowndes (Wet’suwet’en, Laksilyu Clan), friends, supporters and family members began their journey to the place where RCMKKKops created an unnecessary situation in a Tim Horton’s parking lot, opening fire on Jared and he took his last breaths.
The family members carried almost 100 black roses memorializing the names of Indigenous People shot and killed by law enforcement across kkkanada. On their way, a family member wished for a sign that everything would be okay and people could come and go without being shot by the RCM cops. They were, after all, once again travelling the last highway that Jared had driven.
During their drive, they rounded a corner and crested a hill. Below the tree line, right above the highway, an eagle appeared. In its talons it clutched a snake for all to see. This was the sign that ‘everyone would be okay.’ The eagle represented love and wisdom, the snake represented the killers on July 8, 2021. The eagle carried away the snake, and we can only imagine the snake’s demise at the end of the flight.
In their grief, love and rage have consumed the family and friends of Jay (Jared Lowndes), but they know love will carry them through this journey.
The Massy Arts Gallery is located at 23 East Pender Street in Chinatown, Vancouver.
The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 5pm.
Entrance is free, and masks are mandatory.
To contact the gallery, send an email to: email@example.com.
Thirteen Twelve is an artist, activist and organizer working to bring attention to police killings of Indigenous people across kkkanada.