an exhibit by Gertrude Kearns
Gertrude Kearns, a Toronto artist, explored
the Rwanda genocide and the role of Canadian general Romeo
Dallaire in a 2002 exhibition entitled: Undone: Dallaire/Rwanda.
Pieces from the exhibit, which took place at Toronto's Propellor
Centre for the Visual Arts, are included here with the artist's
permission on the Media and the Rwanda Genocide website.
Critics have described Kearns's work on
Rwanda and Dallaire as a "brutal and brilliant exhibition,"
and a "sustained meditation on the meaning of the appalling
The exhibit featured works painted on commercially
available nylon canvas, pre-printed with a military camouflage
One of Kearns' paintings of Dallaire was
inspired by a powerful photograph taken by Toronto Star photographer
Two of the Dallaire portaits by Kearns
exhibited in the new Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.