Norval Morrisseau: West Coast Masks and Inuit Sculpture

A Personal Collection of Marcello Tarantino

Norval Morrisseau, Moose Unity, framed acrylic on canvas, 30 x 52 inches

Norval Morrisseau, West Coast Masks and Inuit Sculpture

November 11 – December 16, 2023
Reception: Thursday, November 16, 5–8 pm
ArtQuarters Gallery, 1057 St.Clair Avenue West, Toronto

Norval Morrisseau, West Coast Masks, and Inuit Sculpture was curated by Marcello Tarantino from a collection of works he acquired over the 1990s through interaction and friendships formed with Indigenous artists Norval Morriseau, Manasie Akpaliapik, and others. In this exhibition, Tarantino reflects on his admiration of Indigenous talent across Canada. Also featured in the exhibit are Manasie whalebone sculptures and West Coast masks by W Sampson, Stanley Clifford Hunt, and Dan Wallace.

Norval Morrisseau, Shaman with Birds, framed acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches

For Morriseau’s solo show at the National Gallery of Canada in 2006, Norval and Marcello co-designed an apparel line sold at the National Gallery and the Smithsonian in New York. A limited selection of these pieces, including foulards and ties, will also be available at the exhibit.

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About ArtQuarters Gallery

ArtQuarters Gallery is an intergenerational, family-run art space focusing on appreciation for the arts. This mid-Toronto gallery consists of a commercial exhibition space, as well as an in-house ceramic studio. With a spotlight on themed exhibitions of sculpture, painting, photography and mixed media.

Photo of Norval Morrisseau and Marcello Tarantino

ArtQuarters Gallery
1057 St.Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON, M6E 1A6

Gallery Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 12–5 pm, Friday and Saturday 12–6 pm, or by appointment

Accessibility: ArtQuarters Gallery main floor area is fully accessible for everyone.

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