Leopold Plotek: "Throw away the lights, the definitions"

Leopold Plotek: "Throw away the lights, the definitions"

An exhibition of paintings by Montreal-based artist Leopold Plotek opens Saturday, October 20.
Plotek will be in conversation with gallery director Sara Knelman, 2-3 pm, followed by an opening reception, 3-5 pm.

Thaddeus Holownia joins Royal Society of Canada's Class of 2018

Thaddeus Holownia joins Royal Society of Canada's Class of 2018

Sara Knelman appointed Director

Sara Knelman appointed Director

TORONTO — The Corkin Gallery is pleased to announce that Sara Knelman is the new gallery Director. Knelman has over ten years of international experience in arts management, curatorial practice and post-graduate teaching in the fields of art history, museology and the history of photography. She begins her new role effective immediately.

Thaddeus Holownia has been selected for the commission of the Queen's Marque facade in Halifax

Thaddeus Holownia has been selected for the commission of the Queen's Marque facade in Halifax

​Miles Gertler collective, Common Accounts, featured in Archinect

​Miles Gertler collective, Common Accounts, featured in Archinect

Erwin Blumenfeld Exhibition in Arte Magazine

Erwin Blumenfeld Exhibition in Arte Magazine

Blumenfeld, il Novecento in camera oscura

Erwin Blumenfeld and the sensual, anti-ideological ideology of Dadaism

Erwin Blumenfeld and the sensual, anti-ideological ideology of Dadaism

Russell Smith Special to the Globe and Mail

A Toronto gallery’s show of rare Dadaist photos and collages, in a popular tourist destination, may, I hope, be a sign of a resurgence of interest in this relevant and instructive period. Erwin Blumenfeld: From Dada to Vogue, at the Corkin Gallery, is a small collection of pieces from one of the minor Dadaists, a German who fled that country during the First World War to the Netherlands and thence on to the United States, where he turned his avant-gardist techniques to commercial fashion photography. The pieces, obtained from his family, range from goofy humorous collages to elegant and quirky nudes. The show reminds us of a period when art was both politically dangerous and formally inventive, a combination that seems impossible now. It also illuminates how modernist avant-gardism bled into the commercial world and shaped the popular aesthetic of the 20th century. 

Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

Beginning in December 2017, Corkin Gallery will be closed on Sundays. We will resume our Sunday hours in Spring 2018.

We will be open during our regular Tuesday-Saturday hours, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

If you require an appointment, please contact us at info@corkingallery.com.

Miles Gertler at the Seoul Biennial

Miles Gertler at the Seoul Biennial

Common Accounts is an architectural practice initiated at Princeton University by Miles Gertler and Igor Bragaos in 2015. Common Accounts opens a prototypical funeral home that brings the material business of death closer to the daily urban life with their installation "Three Ordinary Funerals" at the Seoul International Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. The project repositions death as a pragmatic tool for city building and the production of value.

Miles Gertler Solo

Miles Gertler Solo

Art Toronto. Solo, booth S03

Disappearing Act, Exhibit where Barbra Astman is Included

Disappearing Act, Exhibit where Barbra Astman is Included

Group Show Curated by Ana Barajas. On now at the Thames Art Gallery, September 8 - November 5, 2017.​

Thaddeus in the Beaverbrook

Thaddeus in the Beaverbrook

Thaddeus Holownia: Walden Revisited – 24 Tree Studies for Henry David Thoreau, 2001-2003

On now at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 

October 14, 2017 – January 21, 2018

What Governor General David Johnston Loves Most about his Library

What Governor General David Johnston Loves Most about his Library

David Johnston discusses his favourite parts of his home library, including works by Thaddeus Holownia.

Miles Gertler: Rare Item

Miles Gertler: Rare Item

10 May, 2017

In Rare Item, the newest body of work by Miles Gertler, he produces a taxonomic index of architectural technologies. In two-dimensional prints and three-dimensional castings, objects and non-objects populate scenarios toward the production of material situations as heterotopian reflections. 

Join us on Wednesday May 17 from 6-8 pm

Headlighting: Photographs by Thaddeus Holownia

Headlighting: Photographs by Thaddeus Holownia

9 May 2017

One of three museum shows Thaddeus has exhibiting his work this year, Headlighting features portriats of people and their cars. The work speaks to car culture, the 1970's and unique usages of large format panoramic cameras

Thaddeus Holownia: Walden Revisited on now at the Heckscher Museum of Art

Thaddeus Holownia: Walden Revisited on now at the Heckscher Museum of Art

9 May 2017

On at the Heckscher Museum of Art from April 15 - July 30 2017, Thaddeus Holownia  Waldon Revisited honours 19th century author Henry David Thoreau, whose exploration of simple living took place at Walden Pond Concord Massachusetts.

Bestselling Toronto author Don Thompson launches "The Orange Balloon Dog" at Corkin Gallery

Bestselling Toronto author Don Thompson launches "The Orange Balloon Dog" at Corkin Gallery

1 April 2017

Acclaimed Toronto author and economist Don Thompson (author of The $12 Million Stuffed Shark) will be launching his new book The Orange Balloon Dog: Bubbles, Turmoil and Avarice in the Contemporary Art Market. The event will take place on Saturday April 1st, 2017 between 2-4pm at the Corkin Gallery with signing and refreshments. 

Thaddeus Holownia's new exhibit powerfully captures a more formidable process: slow violence

Thaddeus Holownia's new exhibit powerfully captures a more formidable process: slow violence

28 February 2017

Amongst the many photographs included in "Nature of Nature" - the latest retrospective exhibition of Thaddeus Holownia - its most recent inclusion has prompted the strongest response. 

Titled "Icarus, Falling of Birds" (2016), eight staggered columns depict rows of 200 deceased creatures, all having succumbed to a New Brunswick natural gas flare in 2013. 

"Nature of Nature" runs from February 4 through May 28, 2017 at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. 

Barbara Astman longlisted for Scotia Bank Photography Award

Barbara Astman longlisted for Scotia Bank Photography Award

7 February 2017

With the announcement of the seventh annual Scotia Bank Photography Award nominees, Toronto-based photographer Barbara Astman was longlisted along with 11 other artists. Barbara's career has spanned more than four decades, with a continuous exploration of photo-based media innovations along the way. The shortlist is set to be announced on March 8.

Thaddeus Holownia Retrospective Unveiled at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Thaddeus Holownia Retrospective Unveiled at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

4 February 2017

Running from 4 February – 28 May 2017, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will be exhibiting The Nature of Nature, a forty-year celebration of one of Canada's leading photographers, Thaddeus Holownia.  

Frank Mädler touring exhibition

Frank Mädler touring exhibition

11 June 2016

Frank Mädler is on exhibition at the Leonhardi Museum in Dresden from 11 June to 4 September 2016, and will later travel on to the Museum Angerlehner in Austria.

More details will be posted as they come available.

House and Home Television

House and Home Television

5 January 2016

Designer Samantha Farjo has included artworks by Max Regenberg, Frank Mädler, Andrés Marroquín, Lori Newdick, and Barbara Astman in her feature in the January 2016 issue of House and Home magazine.

Grit Schwerdtfeger to provide artist talk at Haus am Kleistpark

Grit Schwerdtfeger to provide artist talk at Haus am Kleistpark

29 November 2015

On Sunday, 29 November 2015 at Haus am Kleistpark, writer and journalist Annett Gröschner will be speaking with members of the collective lux protographer, including Grit Schwerdtfeger, on the use of the documentary as a tool in Berlin.

Thaddeus Holownia awarded Lieutenant-Governor's arts award

Thaddeus Holownia awarded Lieutenant-Governor's arts award

November 3, 2015

Three men received New Brunswick's highest honour in the arts field Monday. The Lieutenant-Governor's Awards for High Achievement in the Arts were presented to playwright Jules Boudreau, novelist, musician and screenwriter Jacques Savoie, and visual artist Thaddeus Holownia.

Mercosul Biennial (Porto Alegre, Brazil)

Mercosul Biennial (Porto Alegre, Brazil)

Andrés Marroquín

The 10th annual Mercosul Biennial in Poro Alegre, Brazil is currently taking place and we are proud to announce that the participating artists this year will include Andres Marroquín

Mercosul Biennial (Porto Alegre, Brazil)

Mercosul Biennial (Porto Alegre, Brazil)

Giancarlo Scaglia

The 10th annual Mercosul Biennial in Poro Alegre, Brazil is currently taking place and we are proud to announce that the participating artists this year will include Giancarlo Scaglia.

24 Tree Studies exhibition at the Heckscher Museum

24 Tree Studies exhibition at the Heckscher Museum

15 April - 30 July 2017

The Heckscher Museum of Art will be exhibiting Thaddeus Holownia's 24 Tree Studies for Henry David Thoreau in 2017.

The exhibition will run April 15 - July 30, 2017, with an opening reception on April 22.

Ramón Serrano timelapse at Art Toronto 2015

Ramón Serrano timelapse at Art Toronto 2015

Spaces of Silence, 2015

Ramón Serrano can be seen installing his work Spaces of Silence on the walls of the Corkin Gallery booth in this time lapse of Art Toronto 2015

Corkin Gallery at Art Toronto 2015

Corkin Gallery at Art Toronto 2015

23-26 October 2015

Booth C-16