Jack Pollock at the Kinsmen Robinson Gallery (1991) Norval Morrisseau Art Exhibition

Jack Pollock
at the Norval Morrisseau Exhibition
held at the Kinsmen Robinson Gallery – circa 1991

More magical Morrisseaus

For most artists, making art is a quiet, gentle pursuit. But for Norval Morrisseau it’s a matter of life and death. Always has been.

When he began painting the sacred legends of the Ojibway in the early 1960s, he found himself up against tribal shaman aghast at his effrontery. The stories Morrisseau depicted were forbidden territory; anyone who broke the rule had to pay the price.

But Morrisseau’s magic was stronger than his rivals and three decades later, he’s not just alive, but creatively well. He has finished painting his next solo exhibition, which will open this Saturday at the Kinsman Robinson Galleries, 14 Hazelton Ave.

Christopher Hume
Toronto Star
Sep 24, 1997