About the Exhibition
A studio plays a vital role in an artist’s creative process. It is a multifunctional space used for artistic production, but also for research, experimentation and contemplation. Over time, the studio becomes a reflection of the artist and the space itself can influence the work produced within. Over the course of his career, F. H. Varley worked in over fifteen studios in Europe and Canada. Of these, a few featured prominently in his life, including his last one in Unionville.
In 197 Main Street, Varley’s studio is revisited through the artworks, tools and objects remaining from this period. By evoking this original setting, we can better understand his works and the role of the studio in the creative process.
Curated by Anik Glaude and Charlotte Gagnier
Image: Elizabeth Frey, Fred Varley – Saturday, Dec 31, 1960 © Library and Archives Canada. Reproduced with the permission of Library and Archives Canada.
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