March 29

Corking Gallery is pleased to welcome visitors to a new exhibition of work by Toronto-based artist David Urban.

David Urban
Revisiting Motifs

March 29 – April 30, 2021
On view at 7 Tank House Lane
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Corking Gallery is pleased to welcome visitors to a new exhibition of work by Toronto-based artist David Urban.

The show brings together a selection of paintings from 1995–2015 that chart the interplay between gestural, figurative, and abstract techniques, highlighting how Urban’s methods generate a kinetic visual language.

Corkin Gallery is open Monday through Friday (10am–6pm) and by appointment. To make a reservation, visit our website at
 VIEW THE EXHIBITION David Urban in Conversation

Executive Director of Two Rivers Gallery and former Corkin Gallery Director, Sara Knelman, sat down with David Urban to discuss his 2018 solo exhibition Lonely Boy.
 WATCH NOWDavid Urban in Art in America

“Urban—who first trained as a poet—has achieved a contemporary and concise painterly equivalent to the complex, impure modernism of Wallace Stevens’s mature poems. This is relevant, resonant painting that speaks “of ourselves and of our origins” (to borrow a phrase from Stevens) and of the interdependence of the imagination and the world. If one allows oneself the time to be taken in, the work produces a strangely joyful and profoundly meditative effect.” 

— E.C. Woodley, Art in America (December 2012)
 READ MOREHealth & Safety Protocols

Corkin Gallery is committed to ensuring the safety of our clients, visitors, and staff. In conformance with current public health guidelines and protocols, the gallery is open at 25% capacity for in-person visits. We welcome you to book an appointment to visit our current exhibition or arrange a private viewing.

If you have any inquiries or questions, please email or call 416.979.1980.
Images: David Urban, The Water Image, triptych, 2012; David Urban, Beyond the Bright Cartoons (Love of the Real), 2014; David Urban, The Window Key, 2012. Photography © James Brittain.Copyright © Corkin Gallery