Friday, September 21, 2012

2012 Retrospective @ Kinsman Robinson Galleries


Norval Morrisseau 2012 Retrospective @ Kinsman Robinson Galleries
September 15 - October 20, 2012
Honouring 50 years of Morrisseau history
40-page colour catalogue available

Norval Morrisseau's major dealer and principal gallery is showcasing a 50-year retrospective of Morrisseau's artwork from Sep 15 until Oct 20, 2012. "Norval Morrisseau 2012 Retrospective" features photographs of the revered artist and 46 original works of art in order to celebrate the fifty-year anniversary since Morrisseau burst onto the Canadian art scene.

Norval Morrisseau came to prominence following his first sold-out exhibition at Toronto's Pollock Gallery in 1962. Time Magazine (Sep 28, 1962) reported, “Few exhibits in Canadian history have touched off a greater immediate stir than Morrisseau's.” It's a statement that was true half a century ago and still holds true today. Five decades later, Morrisseau's artwork is notable for its kaleidoscopic colour, bold black outlines and sacred imagery. Morrisseau's signature style has cemented the artist as an icon of Canadian art.

Founded in 1980, Kinsman Robinson Galleries (KRG) specializes in Norval Morrisseau art of exceptional calibre and significance. The gallery co-authored two hardcover books along with Norval Morrisseau. KRG has held three catalogued exhibitions since Norval Morrisseau passed away. 2012 Retrospective is one of the biggest Morrisseau exhibitions of recent years featuring both paintings and drawings by the iconic Canadian painter Norval Morrisseau.
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5 comments:

  1. I sure was blessed to see so many powerful images in such a warm and hospitable environment. Hearing insights to the work and background stories made the experience that much greater.
    Thank you for making my visit memorable and for treating me like royalty.
    don

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  2. Thanks Don. It is always nice to see a fellow Morrisseau art lover.

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  3. Thanks Don and Paul! Love my Morrisseau!

    R

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  4. It is always great to hear the kind words of a satisfied client.

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  5. It was a pleasure to attend yesterday to view the works in person.
    The show is simply incredible.Highly recommend this event for anyone in the Toronto area. Hurry ending soon.

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