July 16 – October 30, 2021

STICKS AND STONES

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. 

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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

Review of Will McGarvey: Sticks and Stones by Visual Artist and Biologist, Reva Berman

Installation Photos 

Virtual Exhibition Tour

Will gave a virtual tour, from his exhibit at OMAH, over Zoom on June 23rd, 2021.  To watch a recording of the tour, click on the button below.

OTHER EXHIBITIONS

BEYOND THE FENCE: Christine Mack and David Hill

BEYOND THE FENCE: Christine Mack and David Hill

GREAT TAIT: The True Story of Orillia’s First Millionaire

GREAT TAIT: The True Story of Orillia’s First Millionaire

VIEWS OF ORILLIA

VIEWS OF ORILLIA

THE MAN WHO COULD FLY; THE GIRL WHO FLIES IN HER DREAMS BY SYLVIA TESORI

THE MAN WHO COULD FLY; THE GIRL WHO FLIES IN HER DREAMS BY SYLVIA TESORI

CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

EYEING MEDUSA: Amanta Scott

EYEING MEDUSA: Amanta Scott

BURNER HERZOG: Gary Blundell and Victoria Ward

BURNER HERZOG: Gary Blundell and Victoria Ward

CONVERSATIONS: 150th Anniversary of the Ontario Society of Artists

CONVERSATIONS: 150th Anniversary of the Ontario Society of Artists

ORILLIA SOLDIERS’ MEMORIAL HOSPITAL POP-UP EXHIBIT

ORILLIA SOLDIERS’ MEMORIAL HOSPITAL POP-UP EXHIBIT

RETURN TO SENDER

RETURN TO SENDER

25th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ART SHOW

25th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ART SHOW

REFLECTIONS OF OURSELVES

REFLECTIONS OF OURSELVES

AMY BAGSHAW: ART INTERRUPTIONS

AMY BAGSHAW: ART INTERRUPTIONS

FROM MARBLES TO MINECRAFT: A CENTURY OF CHILDHOOD

FROM MARBLES TO MINECRAFT: A CENTURY OF CHILDHOOD

COLOUR WITH A U

COLOUR WITH A U

GOT THE TIME?

GOT THE TIME?

JILL PRICE: UNFURLED

JILL PRICE: UNFURLED

WILL MCGARVEY: STICKS AND STONES

WILL MCGARVEY: STICKS AND STONES

CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

AT RISK: TRACEY LAWKO

AT RISK: TRACEY LAWKO

SHE SHOOTS, SHE SCORES

SHE SHOOTS, SHE SCORES

VIEWS FROM A CANOE

VIEWS FROM A CANOE

THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE IN ORILLIA

THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE IN ORILLIA

WELCOME HOME TO ORILLIA

WELCOME HOME TO ORILLIA

D. AHSÉN:NASE DOUGLAS: WE ARE STILL HERE!

D. AHSÉN:NASE DOUGLAS: WE ARE STILL HERE!

CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

DYING MATTERS:REFLECTIONS OF GROWTH THROUGH GRIEF

DYING MATTERS:REFLECTIONS OF GROWTH THROUGH GRIEF

SUMMER ON THE LAKE

SUMMER ON THE LAKE

THE HISTORY OF ORILLIA IN 50 ARTEFACTS

THE HISTORY OF ORILLIA IN 50 ARTEFACTS