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Will McGarvey: Sticks and Stones

July 16, 2021 - October 30, 2021

July 16 – October 30, 2021


Will McGarvey was born in Orillia, Ontario, and graduated from York University with a BFA in Visual Arts. Educated in painting, sculpture and photography, he uses these materials as best suited to his ideas. Will is keenly interested in the creative process and the materials used during this process. For Will, the lack of boundaries in art exploration provides continual evolution and joy of creation. 


July 16 – October 30, 2021

The bones of the earth,

The elements of our environment,

The building blocks of our world.

Primitive weapons.

Sticks and stones,

Said to break our bones.

On my canvas, natural forms are broken down into shape, colour and texture.  Images emerge, interpreting themes currently challenging society and the environment. When painting, I celebrate the energy felt when beholding the intrinsic beauty of our world, no matter how ugly or scary. Art engages and transforms me.  Landscape, politics, culture and the environment are just a few topics of exploration in Sticks and Stones, a body of work that I have been focused on for the past four years. 

–Will McGarvey



July 16, 2021
October 30, 2021


Orillia Museum of Art & History
30 Peter Street South
Orillia, Ontario L3V 5A9
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1 (705) 326-2159
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