April 27–June 2, 2013
Opening Reception April 28, 2013, 2:00–4:00 pm
Marblehead Arts Association
Varied Expressions of Norman Laliberté
Curated by Charles Allen
Photo: David Tucker Photography
A renowned artist who is well-known to collectors, Norman Laliberté’s large body of work encompasses prints, paintings, mixed media pieces, sculptures and books. His zest for life and people, his many interests and generosity of spirit are depicted in the energy and brilliant color in all of his creations.
The works of Norman Laiberté are full of rich imagery. There is a lyrical, poetic and evocative message in his work, and the pieces are imbued with a variety of symbols that make reference to a wide range of time periods and movements in art history.
“Totem,” mixed media
When first viewing Laliberté’s paintings, one is struck by their sheer energy of color and image. His palette is a kaledoscope of colors — ranging from reds and yellows to blues and greens — that create a beautiful tapestry. Birds, cats and snakes intermingle with fruits, flowers and totemic symbols of man and woman. Then the viewer gets caught up in the enchantment that characterizes the artists work and embraces his genius.
Laliberté holds a Master of Science degree from the Institute of Design of Illinois Institute of Technology, which was founded by László Moholy-Nagy and was originally known as “The New Bahaus.” Additionally, Laliberté received an Honorary Doctorate from Notre Dame University’s St. Mary’s College and from the Leacock Graduate Society at McGill University. Laliberté’s paintings, prints and sculptures appear internationally in the permanent collections of over 100 museums and corporations and innumerable private collections.
Limited-edition exhibit poster will be available in the MAA’s Artisan Gallery. Norman will be signing purchased posters during the Opening Reception April 28, 2:00–4:00 pm.