Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Joseph Boyden talks writing process with Peter Mansbridge @ Maslak McLeod Gallery

... surrounded by authentic Norval Morrisseau paintings

Copyright © CBC 2013

~ To view authentic Norval Morrisseau acrylic on canvas "Unity of Inorganics, 1970s"; 60" x 109" shown behind Mr. Boyden, click HERE; Go to Page 50 & 51 of Maslak McLeod Gallery's Catalogue (This Catalogue was endorsed by James K. Bartleman*, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario).

* - A member of the Chippewas of Mnjikaning First Nation

 ~ To view the full interview (HD) between Joseph Boyden [1] and Peter Mansbridge @ Maslak McLeod Gallery, originally aired on December 7th, 2013 click HERE.

"And so for this Mansbridge One on One interview with Joseph Boyden, we wanted a setting that would be different than our regular location. The folks at the Maslak McLeod Gallery [2] (which specializes in Woodland, Inuit, Plains and Maritime aboriginal art) opened their Toronto space to us. They were at the tail end of an exhibit of one of Canada’s most important artists, Ojibwe painter Norval Morrisseau. Short of being on Georgian Bay itself, it was the perfect setting for a conversation with Boyden."

Source: CBC News Aboriginal

[1] - Joseph Boyden, Author "The Orenda"a Canadian novelist and short story writer. His first novel, Three Day Road won the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. His second novel, Through Black Spruce, won the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and his third book, The Orenda was named the winner of the 2014 edition of Canada Reads.

What don't Canadians know about our own pre-confederation history? How has that framed aboriginal and non-aboriginal relations today, up to and including Idle No More? Peter talks with the author about that and how those themes play out in his historical novel "The Orenda".
[2] - Joseph McLeod, a Maslak McLeod Gallery's owner who is widely regarded as one of the foremost experts in Canadian 'Woodland Art' and who has built an impressive reputation in the art world for more than 40 years.

Recently, Mr. Joseph McLeod testified in a pivotal court case relevant to authenticity of Norval Morrisseau artworks [see Hatfield, Margaret Lorraine vs. Child, Donna and Artworld of Sherway].

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