Colour, In Theory

Varley Art Gallery of Markham

You are cordially invited to the Opening Reception of


Sunday, January 26, 2014 | 2 – 4 p.m. | FREE    

View the exhibitions and join us for opening remarks, live music and refreshments.
Sponsored by Whole Foods Unionville
On view from January 25 – May 4, 2014
Main Gallery
A Study in Scarlet
Taking its cue from Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel of the same name, this exhibition links together artworks along one common thread: the colour red. While seemingly straightforward, the exhibition exposes the various shades one single colour can assume, and unravels its meaning as it travels through time and space.
Intro Gallery 
Janet Read 
Featuring works from the series Hem of the Sea, this exhibition highlights Read’s colourful abstracted landscapes. This project is part of right here | right now, an initiative highlighting the work of artists from York Region.
Collections Gallery
The Varley Story & Colour, In Theory
With selections drawn from our permanent collection, this exhibition serves as a chronological survey of F.H. Varley’s life and artistic practice. Also on view are works on loan from major public institutions that explore Varley’s use and understanding of colour. On view until January 11, 2015.
Mon: CLOSED | Tue, Wed, Fri & Sun: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Thu: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. |
Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Guided Tours

Saturdays & Sundays @ 2 p.m.



Image: F.H. Varley, Early morning, Sphinx Mountain c.1928, oil on canvas, 119.4 x 139.8 cm, Purchase 1972, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1972.11

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