Thursday, July 4, 2013

Norval Morrisseau’s Visual Narratives

In conjunction with Thunder Bay Art Gallery exhibition
Morrisseau: Works on Paper
June 14 – Sept 8, 2013

Join Dr. Carmen Robertson

Thursday July 4 @ 7:30 pm

Thunder Bay Art Gallery

Lecture open to the public, donations welcomed.

Telling Stories on Canvas: Norval Morrisseau’s Visual Narratives

From the website: »
Aboriginal artist Norval Morrisseau whose entrance onto the Canadian art scene in 1962 introduced a unique artistic language steeped in Anishinaabe cultural traditions. Melding oral narratives, personal storytelling, and a visual language that draws on Indigenous visual elements, Morrisseau’s art serves as a hybrid form of visual narratives that draw on a range of influences in order to shape stories on canvas that reach back to the past, take from the present, and exert a transformative influence on the future.  This lecture discusses works by Morrisseau that confirm the importance of narrative in his art and acknowledge the multi-layered stories embedded in his artwork.

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