It’s not surprising to learn that Gertler, who recently signed on with Corkin, has a background in architecture (as well as art). The Toronto-raised artist is based in Princeton, New Jersey now, where he’s finishing his graduate degree at the Princeton University School of Architecture. But he’s still deeply connected to the Toronto scene, and recently co-founded The Studio at 93H, an art space for short-term residencies in an abandoned coach house in the city. To make his exquisite black-and-white works, he digitally combines his own drawings with photographs, some taken, some found. Seamlessly mixing an unlikely variety of visual clues—landscapes, architectural renderings, archaeological studies—he creates strangely compelling scenes that hint at another dimension, one with different rules about the nature of time, space, and scale. “He’s thinking about a new world order, via architecture,” says dealer Jane Corkin, who is presenting his first solo show with the gallery next year.