Corkin Gallery is located right in the middle of the Distillery Historic District behind a huge thick green wooden door halfway down Tankhouse Lane – indeed this acclaimed viewing place was once a room full of wooden whiskey vats.
Unlike other smaller galleries, this internationally acclaimed venue has five separate exhibition spaces and warehouses over one thousand works-of-art with as many as fifty on display at any one time. This is a ten thousand square foot facility which multiple exhibitions may be permitted to interact with one another.
Corkin Gallery is recognized worldwide for its contribution to contemporary art discourse. By facilitating discussion among artists, writers, curators, museums and private collections, Corkin Gallery curates projects and exhibitions that contextualize the work of international artists with an historical trajectory.
Kimberly Fletcher tries to remember how long she has been a curator. Corkin Gallery represents an impressive roster of artists whose works explore issues concerning the environment, identity, consumerism and narrative in a variety of mediums including photography, concrete abstract painting, digital media and sculpture. With top quality staff like Kimberly, Corkin Gallery assumes an ambitious exhibition schedule and actively attends art fairs at The Armory in New York, Art Basel, Art Hong Kong, and Art Toronto.
Jennifer Ballantine is assistant curator.
The Corkin Gallery was founded in 1978 as Jane Corkin Gallery and moved from its John Street loft space to the converted tank house in the Distillery District in 2010. When the gallery took occupancy the space was still very rough, and they helped shape the rough interior into its present form and especially the lighting on the walls which is always so important in an art gallery.
Nigel Scott, Opening: Conversations with Blue,
Since the early 1980s, Nigel Scott’s vision has been revered internationally. His stellar commercial work has been featured in Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, Max and Cosmopolitan. Conversations with Blue, a collection of cyanotypes – “reminders of the oceans fragility reflected in blue” –capture his early inspiration. These latest images embody the artist’s signature style – elegant, articulate and sublime.
A compilation of the series is represented in a book Scott produced under the same name, Conversations With Blue, available at the Corkin Gallery.
Françoise Sullivan has explored the relationship of the unconscious with painting and dance. Born in Montréal, she was a founding member of the Automatiste movement. Sullivan studied modern dance in New York, later gaining recognition as an innovative dancer and choreographer.
Sullivan has returned to painting in the series of paintings titled Aedh, an Irish/Gaelic term which connotes fire that does not consume itself. The colour red is the springboard for what has been created. Her lifetime of intellectual exploration and discovery are exemplified in each of her works. To view one of Sullivan’s current works is to delve into the rich cache of her celebrated past.