April 19 – November 21, 2024

Guest curator: Chris Finn

In partnership with CONTACT Photography Festival, PAMA presents Kimutsik (dog team), 2023 by Glenn Gear. This artwork portrays untethered dogs running freely and returning as spirits set against a kaleidoscopic backdrop of beadwork crafted and photographed by the artist. It is based on a time in the mid-twentieth century when the Canadian government enforced harsh laws that saw the senseless demise of many Inuit-owned dogs as a way to push Inuit into settlements. Kimutsik is on display on PAMA’s outdoor banners.


Glenn Gear is an Indigiqueer filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist of Inuit and settler descent currently living in Montréal. He is originally from Corner Brook Newfoundland and has family ties to Nunatsiavut. His practice is grounded in a research creation methodology shaped by Inuit and Indigenous ways of knowing.

In partnership with Contact Photography Festival.

Banners of dog paintings

Glenn Gear, Kimutsik, 2023, ©the artist