Copper Thunderbird – the art of Norval Morrisseau

Copper Thunderbird – the art of Norval Morrisseau is open at the Buhler Gallery.  This stunning show was done in partnership with Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery

Norval Morrisseau, an Anishinaabe artist credited with raising awareness of Indigenous aesthetics and cultural narratives through his paintings, prints and drawings, influenced a generation of artists before his death in 2005. His use of flat, bold colours, black lines, and X-ray style imagery aligned him with artists of his generation including Daphne Odjig, Carl Ray, and Jackson Beardy, known collectively as the Woodland School. Morrisseau’s work was pivotal in setting direction for many Indigenous artists, and for a unique approach to storytelling.

The Buhler Gallery and Urban Shaman worked together to bring more than 60 pieces of Norval Morrisseau’s work to Winnipeg; on loan from Westerkirk Works of Art, a private collection housed in Toronto.

The worsening Covid situation in the Province is impacting St. Boniface Hospital.  In order to limit traffic through the hospital, the Buhler Gallery will temporarily close its doors to external visitors.  As Covid infections decline, we will let you know when our doors are again open. 

In anticipation of a disruption to Gallery hours, we have extended our current show, Copper Thunder – the art of Norval Morrsseau, to January 16, 2021.

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