The JOZE ART FAIR at The Library Space 108 Battersea Park Road London SW11 4LY
FAIR March 8th – 11th, 2012 12 – 7pm Saturday and Sunday
VASILIS ASIMAKOPOULOS , MERCEDES BALIARDA , KEVIN COOLEY , AARON HOLZ
PETER MATTHEWS , ANDREW SALGADO , RICHARD STONE , JORDAN TULL | TTY
Beers.Lambert is proud to be 1 of 6 galleries invited to participate in the prestigious Joze Art Fair at the remarkable new gallery situated in the recently restored Battersea College Library in Southwest London.
The nature of the space immediately inspired and informed our curatorial decisions; A History Revisited presents a collection of contemporary young artists who incorporate aspects of traditional form and content into the nature of their practice, while subverting this with a contemporary sentiment and – in some instances – radical take on their source material. Together, the artists speak to the idea that there may be any one particular ‘history of art’, and also to a number of the canonical archetypes found in this regard, with a tendency toward deconstructing conventions of representation, ideologies, and processes.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
VASILIS ASIMAKOPOULOS (b. 1980, Greece). Vasilis Asimakopoulos’ (b. 1982, Greece) recent solo exhibitions include Dunes of Aspartame, Gallerie Bannwarth, Paris (2011); Sorbic Acid, Umbrella Gallery, Leeds, (2010); and an forthcoming solo exhibition with Beers.Lambert in 2012. Group exhibitions include RCA Show, Royal College of Art, London (2011); Mostyn Open, Llandudno, Wales (2011); Creekside Open, Deptford X, London, (2011); Gloom’less, Gallerie Bannwarth, Paris (2010); and Designers Of The Future, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2010). He is recipient of the Mostyn Open Award 2010; and received a 2009 Fellow (bursary) from the Royal British Society of Sculptors in London. He is a 2011 sculpture graduate from London’s Royal College of Art; he lives and works in London, England and Athens, Greece.
MERCEDES BALIARDA (b. 1983, Argentina). Mercedes Baliarda’s solo exhibitions include Lo que revela de vos mismo, Fiebre Gallery, Buenos Aires (2011); Naturaleza Expandida, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires (2010);I See Alone Sometimes (Two Man Show), Maddox Arts, London (2010). Selected group exhibitions include The Contemporary London: Editions, London Print Studio, London, UK (2011); Artsmart, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, (2011); DISSIPATIO H.G., Chiostro di Voltorre, Varese, Italy (2011); The Hare Ball, The Dorchester, London (2011); Premio Fundación Williams de Arte Joven (Williams Foundation Prize for Young Art), Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2010); Anticipation, curated by Kay Saatchi, Ultralounge, Selfridges Oxford Street, London (2010); and Going Postal, ICA, London (2010). Her work has been acquired by the Tate Collection, (UK); Selfridges Collection, (UK); both the University of the Arts London Collection and Artists’ Books Collection at Chelsea College of Art & Design Library, (UK); and the Modern British Collections at the British Library, (UK). She holds an MFA from Chelsea College of Art and Design (2009); she lives and works in London and Bueons Aires.
KEVIN COOLEY (b. 1975, USA) has had solo exhibitions throughout the US, including Take Refuge, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles (forthcoming 2012); At Light’s Edge, Massimo Audiello, New York (2008); Bateaux Mouches, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami (2005); and most recently and noteably, a public installation above New York’s High-Line entitled Remote Nation (2011). His group exhibitions include SHFT NY, New York, (2010); A House Is Not A Home, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, (2007); Location, Location, Location, Gallery 10G, New York (2006); Think Twice, TH Inside, Milan, Italy (2006);Looking at Los Angeles, ArcLight / Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, (2005). His work is included in public collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Schwartz Art Collection, Cambridge MA. Most recently he was selected for the prestigious Arctic Circle Expeditionary Residency. He is recipient of the Finishing Fund Grant from The Experimental Television Center (2011); Rema Hort Mann Grant (2005); and an Aaron Siskind Fellowship Grant (2004). He holds an MFA in photography from The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (2000). He lives and works in the US.
AARON HOLZ (b.1972, USA). Aaron Holz’ solo exhibitions include A Heart’s Hot Shell, RARE Gallery, New York, New York (2011); Of Heads & Hands, Focus Gallery, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, USA (2010). Portraits, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, USA (2009); Takedown, Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead, Minnesota, USA (2009). Group exhibitions and Projects include After School Special, University Art Museum, Albany, New York (2011); What Would Dante Do? Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead, Minnesota, USA (2011); Single Fare, 224 Grand, Brooklyn, New York, (2010); and Face Forward, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, New York, (2009), He is recipient of the Harold & Esther Edgerton Assistant Professor of Painting Award (2009); and the Nebraska Artists Council Distinguished Artist Award (2007). His work has been published in the New York Times, Lincoln Journal Star, and NY Arts Magazine. He holds a Master’s degree from University at Albany, New York, and lives and works in the United States.
PETER MATTHEWS (b. 1978, UK). Peter Matthews’ various solo exhibitions include Continuum, James Cohan Gallery, New York, (2011); and Sea Marks, Mendes Wood Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2011). His work has been included extensively in exhibitions internationally, including Cosmologies, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY (2011); Marked Differences, Kentler Gallery, New York (2011); Selections: Spring 2010 Sea Marks, The Drawing Center, New York (2010); ING Discerning Eye Drawing Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London (2010); With/Drawn, Raday Kepshaz Galeria, Budapest, Hungary (2010), and Drawings No. 10, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien Gallery, Berlin (2009). His awards include the Landscape Instants Film Prize, CDAN Centro de Artes Naturales, Huesca, Spain (2011), an honorarium from the Drawing Center, New York and a British Council Grant for Visual Art, both 2009. Recent published work includes Parsons Journal for Information Mapping, Parsons The New School for Design, New York (2010. Matthews holds a MFA (distinction) from Nottingham Trent University, UK, 2002 – 2003. He currently lives and works in the UK.
ANDREW SALGADO (b. 1982, Canada). Andrew Salgado holds an MFA from London’s Chelsea College of Art (2009). He has exhibited in London, Berlin, Oslo, Sydney, Vancouver, Toronto, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Niamey, and Chiang Mai. Solo exhibitions include Busan, Korea, (June 2012); The Acquaintance, Art Gallery of Regina, Canada (Dec 2012); Paint Your Black Heart Red, Galerei Atopia, Oslo, Norway (2010); and Boys’ Night Out, Interurban Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2008). He was awarded as one of Courvoisier’s Future 500 in 2010; included in the 2010 Merida Venezuela Biennale for Contemporary Art; exhibited with artists Gary Hume and Tracey Emin in The Courtauld Institute Academy Hang IX (2011); shortlisted for Art of Giving at The Saatchi Gallery (2010); and featured in the forthcoming Channel4 documentary The Science of Art alongside Anish Kapoor and Bridget Riley (2011).
RICHARD STONE (b.1974, UK). Richard Stone’s solo exhibitions include: a walk at dusk and dawn, Burgh House, London (2012); idir eathara, Tank Gallery, London (2011) and reenactment of a memorial, Madame Lillie’s Gallery, London (2010). His work has been selected for many exhibitions and prizes in the UK including; Wunderkammer, Hoxton Art Gallery (2012); The X and The Y: 8 Artists at City Hall, City Hall, London (2012), The Face of the Shape, La Scatola Gallery, London (cat.) (2011); The Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London (cat.) (sel. Julie Lomax, Lisa Milroy, Godfrey Worsdale) (2011); The London Group Open, The Cello Factory, London (cat.) (sel. Jenni Lomax, William Feaver) (2011); The Title Art Prize, BLANKSPACE Gallery, Manchester (cat.) (sel inc. Paul Rooney) (2011); Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Italy (cat.) (2011); ArtWorks Open 2011, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London (sel. Kiera Bennett, Graham Cowley); (2011) Galerie8 Sculpture Prize, Galerie8, London (cat.) (chair. Yinka Shonibare MBE) (2011). An MA Graduate of Central Saint Martins (2000) he was awarded a British Academy, Arts and Humanities Research Board: Full Bursary. He currently lives and works in London.
JORDAN TULL (b. 1980, Germany) Jordan Tull has exhibited extensively in the United States, including a forthcoming solo exhibition at PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon (2012); Untitled, Half/Dozen Gallery and Die Konturen Zeichnen, Waterstone Gallery, both Portland, Oregon, (2010). Selected Group exhibitions include Re/Activate with Damien Gilley at Wieden + Kennedy, (2011); and Objects of Beauty, Gallery Homeland, Portland, Oregon (2010). His work has been published in Whitewall Magazine 2011. He holds a BFA in sculpture from Kansas City Art Insitute (2003); and is recipient of a Kansas Cultural Trust Grant. He currently lives and works in the US.
TTY (b.1972, France). TTY has exhibited with Beers.Lambert Contemporary in London (2011), Arendt & Medernach, Luxembourg (2010); Gallery Chancers Boitenoire, Montpellier, France (2006); and was included in PREVIEW Berlin (2008). Solo exhibitons include Gallery Chan6ersBoitenoire. Montpellier. France (2011, 2008). His work was included in the publication Nerveuse Pixels, Mets & Schilt, Amsterdam ? Lannoo edition (2009). He is recipient of the 2007 Bourse du Talent. Paris; and the 2007 Maison Européenne de la Photographie Paris. He lives and works in Paris.