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Field Notes

January 21 - June 30

Organized by the Varley Art Gallery of MarkhamFeaturing the work of F. H. Varley (1881-1969) and Winnie TruongCurated by Anik GlaudeField Notes brings together historical sketches by F. H. Varley with contemporary animation and drawings by Winnie Truong. Although their bodies of work and approaches to art making are vastly different, both artists share a desire to engage with the natural world.The artworks presented in this exhibition derive from personal observations and intimate impressions of nature, and range from concise sketches of alder trees and rose stems, to colourful renderings of otherworldly flora. Both artists used pencil and paper to express their interpretation of nature, whether to challenge existing ways of studying and understanding it, or simply to celebrate its beauty.


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Images, Left: F. H. Varley, Rose Stems, Creston, n.d., (detail), graphite and charcoal on paper, 37.1 cm x 29.4 cm. Collection of the Varley Art Gallery of Markham. Deaccessioned from the Art Gallery of Ontario. Gift of Mrs. Donald McKay, 1979. 2020.04.269. Right: Winnie Truong, Like Forms with Undefined Ambitions, 2021, (detail), coloured pencils and cut paper collage, 104.8 cm x 74.93 cm. Courtesy of the artist.


Varley Art Gallery
216 Main Street Unionville
Markham, Ontario L3R 2H1 Canada
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