Cantonese Gallery Tours at the Varley Art Gallery
Join us for a free gallery tour of our current exhibitions in Cantonese every other Saturday throughout the summer!
Saturday, July 15 @ 1 p.m.
Saturday, July 29 @ 1 p.m.
Saturday, August 12 @ 1 p.m.
Saturday, August 26 @ 1 p.m.
Location: Varley Art Gallery
216 Main Street Unionville map
Please also join us for gallery tours in English every Saturday & Sunday at 2 p.m.!
Chun Hua Catherine Dong, Raafia Jessa, Jihee Min, Yvonne Singer, Shellie Zhang, Alize Zorlutuna
Language is a universal and abstract system of sounds and symbols. Yet, the social, political and cultural contexts in which a language is spoken greatly affects its development and usages. In ever increasingly globalized societies, our sociolinguistic identity is not often singular. The language we speak at home, or learned as a child – our mother tongue – may not be the same one used in our everyday lives. Mother Tongue invites us to consider the complex relationships that exist between language and identity; how it defines who we are and how it can inform visual artistic practice.
Jon Sasaki: Things Saved For A Rainy Day
As part of Present | Perfect | Continuous, a year-long exhibition celebrating the Varley Art Gallery’s 20th anniversary, Jon Sasaki was invited to create new work in response to our archival holdings. An unused panel from Varley's studio left in stormy weather is a meditation on the depictions of atmospheric elements in Varley’s paintings and on the physical environment in which they are stored and displayed. Varley's junk drawer of 1969 made useful in the present is an attempt to imbue a collection of random ‘bits and pieces’ with a new purpose.
Present | Perfect | Continuous
To celebrate our 20th anniversary, a year-long rotation of our most popular works by F.H. Varley will be on view in the Collections Gallery. Both the exhibition and accompanying publication will highlight 20 years of acquisitions, acknowledge the role of the Varley-McKay Art Foundation in the development of the collection, and many donors who have contributed to its growth.
Grammatically, the Present Perfect Continuous is used with actions that began in the past but that are still continuing in the present. Symbolically, it implies the passing of time, something that is not fixed but always evolving. In this view, selected interventions by contemporary artists will bring new insights to the study of F.H. Varley’s work from our collection.
Learn more about our current exhibitions: https://goo.gl/mDSNgz