In situ image from Kathryn MacNaughton’s HEATWAVE / Sept. 2020
Since 2012, BEERS London has rapidly forged an international reputation for itself as one of London’s lead, forward-thinking gallery spaces. The gallery works with both emerging and mid-career artists to present a robust exhibition programme that is dedicated to the exploration of diverse thematic, aesthetic, and political concepts while highlighting an approach to contemporary art that is both progressive and thought-provoking. In 2016, the gallery – owned and operated by Canadian Kurt Beers – began to shift its focus to represent its Canadian identity; today the gallery maintains a roster of artists that includes leading Canadian contemporary artists like Kim Dorland, Kathryn MacNaughton, Andy Dixon and Andrew Salgado.
The gallery participates in a number of international art fairs including Zona Maco (Mexico City), Untitled (Miami & San Francisco), Expo Chicago (Chicago), Artissima (Torino) among others in New York, Basel and elsewhere in Europe. In 2014, Director Kurt Beers authored the award-winning 100 Painters of Tomorrow, published by Thames & Hudson, which was adjudicated by a number of leading figures in the arts and remains one of the key resources to world’s most exciting emerging painters. The follow-up, 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow was released in September (2019) and, once again, includes a jury of renowned international experts as well as a group of very talented and engaged international sculptors.
In 2016 & 2015, BEERS London was listed in Blouin Media’s ‘500 Best Galleries Worldwide’ and in 2015 Director Kurt Beers was included in ArtLyst’s ‘Alternative Power 100’.