Humoral Theory (Jan. 2020) / works by Jerry Kowalsky & Moley Talhaoui
Since 2012, BEERS has steadily forged an international reputation as one of London’s leading spaces for cutting-edge contemporary art. The gallery’s primary focus is on both emerging and mid-career artists, with a bold, ambitious, and forward-thinking programme dedicated to progressive and thought-provoking art. While primarily focused on painting, the gallery also frequently highlights sculpture, photography, textile, and ceramic work, among other forms of new media, which can often be the focus of the more avant-garde annual SUMMER EXHIBITION, which began in 2019 to offer emerging artists a solo-exhibition over the summer months; it replaced the annual Contemporary Visions show, which ran for 8 years and gave countless artists a start in the industry. Further, gallery Director Kurt Beers has written two award-winning books on art, 100 Painters of Tomorrow released in 2014, followed by the award-winning 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow in 2019, both published by Thames & Hudson. Together, Beers and Thames & Hudson have just announced the third book in the series: 100 Photographers of Tomorrow, to launch worldwide in 2021.
Apart from maintaining a portion of the gallery roster for Canadian artists, (Kim Dorland, Kathryn MacNaughton, and Andrew Salgado), the gallery prides itself on its internationally diverse representation, including artists heralding from Africa, Asia, South America, the United States, and Europe. The gallery frequently participates in international art fairs including Zona Maco (Mexico City), Untitled (Miami, San Francisco), Expo Chicago (Chicago), Artissima (Torino), to name only a few, as well as online endeavours including Intersect Aspen, Intersect Chicago, Art Toronto, and Untitled Online.