Rialto Hall Theatre, 5711 Ave. Du Parc, Montreal
/OCTOBER 24TH - NOVEMBER 17TH 2013/
~ a collection of 30 paintings and three installations
"HOPE", 60"x60", © 2002 Carolina Echeverria
~ a Study of Norval Morrisseau's painting MIGRATION (click HERE)
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“Banning of religious icons doesn’t really address the reality of a the modern cultural landscape made up of a community of immigrants. We need a visual representation of the reality of who we are.”
The project is inspired by the art of Norval Morrisseau (known as the “Picasso of the North”) - an Aboriginal Canadian Artist and shaman whose work depicted cultural and political tension.
“Morrisseau realized that his own people lacked a visual image that could empower them and I realized that us immigrants also lack such an image.” says Carolina
Carolina’s paintings are a link from the aboriginal art of her native country (Chile) and that of her adopted home Canada. Carolina’s paintings strive to create a visual language of who we are and to imagine a collective and inclusive future for Canada, based on a sense of community, not nationality.
Her goal with this collection, 3 years in the making, is to continue the spirit of Morrisseau’s work: to paint and make others feels happy with vibrant colors and love for the land.
~ For more information visit carolinaecheverria.ca
BLOG MASTER'S NOTE: This the first and the only exhibition ever promoted on WWW.NORVALMORRISSEAU.COM - website dedicated to the Great Canadian painter Norval Morrisseau a.k.a. Copper Thunderbird.