BEERS London is easily one of London’s most raved-about galleries. Known for their progressive contemporary exhibitions, they will soon be playing host to a group show of international queer artists. With a reputation for showcasing works from a diverse and international roster of artists, their upcoming exhibition, ‘Come Out & Play‘, demonstrates the gallery’s commitment to engaging, representative shows.
So, what’s on show at ‘Come Out & Play’?
The works come from artists from such varied locales as New York, Nassau, Barcelona, the Yunnan province, and London, among others. The LGBTQ+ themed exhibition explores queerness without taboo or shame. Works also explore what it’s like to exist as a queer artist in society. Primarily taking the form of figurative painting, they come from established artists as well as lesser-known and mid-career artists.
Russell Tovey, who provides the exhibition text, says the following:
“Come out and play is an internationally diverse exploration of humanity. Its themes, told through intimate figuration are highly personal, stories weaved by queer voices which can connect us all in a myriad of ways. These themes are universal. Love.”
The exhibition is curated by Andrew Salgado, with exhibition text coming from Russell Tovey. Salgado is a Canadian-born, London-based, artist whose figurative works have been shown in over 15 sold-out shows across the world. And, yes, that is the Russell Tovey of big-and-small-screen fame. But he’s also the host of the Talk Art podcast, and co-author of accompanying book Talk Art, written with podcast co-host, gallerist Robert Diament.
A portion of the sales from the exhibition will be donated to LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity, The Albert Kennedy Trust. You can read Russel Tovey’s introduction to the exhibition, and find more information, here.