Art Toronto Online

We are very excited to announce that we will take part in Art Toronto online art fair this October/November with a presentation by five of our artists; Canadians Kathryn MacNaughton and Andrew Salgado as well as the talented Jonni Cheatwood, Adébayo Bolaji, and Gommaar Gillams (bios below).

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ADEBAYO BOLAJI (b. 1983, London) lives and works in London and graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama. Solo exhibitions include: ​‘Between Two Worlds’, Galerie Kremers, Berlin (2020); ​‘Top​ia: A Reinvention of the Self’, Serena Morton Gallery, London (2019); ‘Babel’, Galerie Proarta, Zurich (2019) and ‘Rituals of Colour’, Public Gallery, London (2018). Group Exhibitions include: ‘Optimistic: The Power of Now’, Serena Morton Gallery, London (2018) and ‘New Contemporary V Old’, Galerie Proarta, Zurich (2017). Fairs include: Future Fairs Online, BEERS London (2020); art KARLSRUHE, Galerie Proarta (2020). Bolaji is a multidisciplinary artist who has also trained as a Lawyer, Actor and Writer. Bolaji has a forthcoming solo exhibition with BEERS London scheduled for the spring of 2021.

JONNI CHEATWOOD (b. 1986, Thousand Oaks, CA) lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Arizona State University, Tempe, in 2011. Solo exhibitions include:​ ​‘​Fresh Out of Fiddles’, Makasiini Contemporary, Turku, Finland (2020); ‘Tyger ​Tyger’, Urban Spree, Berlin, Germany (2019); ‘That’s Dallas Baby, Artual Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon (2019); ‘Dressed Up for the Letdown’, Over the Influence, Hong Kong, (2018); ‘She’s Heavy on the Razzmatazz’, MAKASIINI CONTEMPORARY, Turku, Finland (2018) and; ‘Same Hero, New Boots’, TW Fine Art, Brisbane, Australia (2018). Group exhibitions include: Fresh Out of Fiddles, MAKASIINI Contemporary, (2020), UNTITLED San Francisco, MAKASIINI Contemporary (2020); ‘Seven Days Are Too Long’, Mirus Gallery, Denver, Colorado (2019); ‘The Atlantic Bridge’, Galerie Kremers, Berlin, Germany (2019); ‘Office Hours’, New Museum, Los Angeles, California (2018); ‘View From the Cheap Seats’, Chimento Contemporary, Los Angeles, California (2018); ‘The Urban Experience’, Artual Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon (2018); ‘FRESHAF’, TW Fine Art, Brisbane Australia (2017); and ‘Buy What You Love’, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, New York NY (2017). Cheatwood first exhibited with BEERS London for the group exhibition ’75 Works on Paper’ (2017), he exhibited at Volta NY with BEERS in March 2018 and EXPO Chicago with BEERS in September 2019.

GOMMAAR GILLIAMS (b. 1982, Lier, Belgium) is based in Belgium and has graduated in visual arts from LUCA School of Arts in Brussels and holds a Masters degree in Painting from PXL College in Hasselt. Afterwards, he obtained his master’s degree in Painting at PXL College in Hasselt, under the mentorship of Koen Van Den Broek. Solo exhibitions include: ‘In The Ballpark’, Gallery Sofie Van De Velde, Antwerp, Belgium (2020); ‘Always Been Told’, Gallery De Buck, New York (2020); ‘Always Come Back’, The Cabin (La Brea Residency), Los Angeles (2019). Recent group exhibitions include: ‘Proposal for a collection’, Annarumma Gallery, Naples, Italy (2020); ‘Kronos’, Museum Santa Monica, Barcelona (2019); ‘Soft?’ (tactile dialogues), MOMU Museum, Antwerp, Belgium (2019).

KATHRYN MACNAUGHTON (b. 1985, Toronto, Canada) lives and works in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design in 2007. Solo exhibitions include: ​‘Heatwave’, BEERS London (2020);​ ‘Intervals’, BEERS London (2018); ‘Fixed State’, Bau Xi Gallery, Toronto (2018); ‘Sprang’, Bau Xi Gallery, Toronto (2016); and ‘Blue Note’, Huntclub Gallery, Toronto (2015). Group exhibitions include: ‘Organized Chaos’, Magma Gallery, Bologna, Italy (2019); ‘Pour’, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York (2019); ‘Your Favourite Artist’s Favourite Artist II’, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York (2019); ‘Dualities: A Bridge Between Two Worlds’, Bau Xi Gallery, Toronto (2017); ‘SMASH’, Gardiner Museum, Toronto (2016); and ‘The One That Got Away’, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto (2015). Residencies include: Pada Studios, Lisbon (2019). Macnaughton’s work has been featured in publications such as Elle Magazine, District-W Magazine, and The Coveteur.

ANDREW SALGADO (b. 1982, Regina, Canada) lives and works in London, England. He graduated with an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2009, and has since had 13 sold-out solo exhibitions held all over the world, and is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading young figurative painters. In 2017, Salgado was the youngest artist to ever receive a survey-exhibition at The Canadian High Commission in London, accompanied by a 300-page monograph, both of which were entitled TEN. Previous solo exhibitions include: ‘Blue Rainbow’ Angell Gallery, Toronto, (October 2018); ‘Nature Boy’, Beers London, (2018); ‘Dirty Linen’, Christopher Moller Gallery, Cape Town (2018); ‘A Room with a View of the Ocean’, Lauba Art House, Zagreb (2017); ‘The Snake’, Beers London, (2016); ‘The Fool Makes a Joke at Midnight’, Thierry Goldberg, New York (2016). He has exhibited his work at various international art fairs including: Untitled Miami (2019); Zona Maco, Mexico City (2019); Pulse Miami (2016); and Volta Basel (2015). In 2015, Salgado curated The Fantasy of Representation, including work by Francis Bacon, Gary Hume, and Hurvin Anderson, with an impassioned manifesto on representational painting. In 2014 he was the subject of a documentary, Storytelling. He has received extensive press both online and in print, including GQ, The Evening Standard, The Independent, Artsy, METRO, Attitude Magazine, Globe and Mail (CAN) and Macleans (CAN). He frequently donates to charities including Pride London, Stonewall, and Diversity Role Models; his donations to the Terrence Higgins Trust are of particular note, having raised over £110,000 in 6 years; including £35,000 for a single piece in 2020. In March 2019, he successfully entered the secondary market with a piece in a Strauss & Co auction in South Africa. His works have been collected extensively in private and public collections worldwide. Salgado has a forthcoming solo exhibition with BEERS London that is due to open on 17 October 2020.