Saturday, January 4, 2014

'Native Immigrant Exhibit' - presenting art by Carolina Echeverria (Part I)

Rialto Hall Theatre, 5711 Ave. Du Parc, Montreal

~ a collection of 30 paintings and three installations


"HOPE", 60"x60", ©  2002 Carolina Echeverria
~ a Study of Norval Morrisseau's painting MIGRATION (click HERE)
/Click on image to enlarge/

“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.”

Carolina Echeverria

The Project

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

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. 

1 comment:

Morrisseau Sculptor /Murar said...

Carolina Echeverria's painting entitled "Hope" is so beautiful and energizing and, wonderfully inspired by Morrisseau's "Migration (The Great Flood)". A work in progress over these many months in my sculpture studio- "Spirit Presence (at Norval Morrisseau's House of Invention)"-will incorporate as well, an interpretation of "Migration". The Grand Shaman of the Ojibwe has not neglected to guide us in our studios.