Gallery openings have been affected by the spread of coronavirus. Many art-related events, including Guts Gallery’s, have either been cancelled or postponed, causing a large economic impact on artists and smaller galleries. Guts Gallery (GG) want to challenge this, putting their ethos of supporting underrepresented contemporary voices into action by navigating this set back through a digital Instagram exhibition ‘When shit hits the fan’ curated by Ellie Pennick.
Shadi Al-Atallah, Mike Ballard, Lydia Blakeley, Joe Bloom, Victoria Cantons, Douglas Cantor, Pallas Citroen, Robert Cooper, Rayvenn D’Clark, Kate Dunn, Liam Fallon, Lucia Ferrari, Noel Fielding, Jake Grewal, Sam Harris, Andrew Pierre Hart, Richard Hughes, Florence Hutchings, Yulia Iosilzon, Thomas Langley, Rosa Luetchford, Amy May George, Rosie McGinn, Trackie Mcleod, Polly Morgan, Sola Olulode, James Owens, Daisy Parris, Hunter Potter, Barry Reigate, Elsa Rouy, Valerie Savchits, Corbin Shaw, Florence Sweeney, Sophie Vallance, Wilfred Wood and Joy Yamusangie.
The Private View
A mass post of all exhibiting works will happen at 6 pm on the 26th March on the Guts Gallery Instagram account. GG want you to engage with the works as you would in a physical space. This is why they are posting all artworks simultaneously, allowing you to like, comment, share and view the artwork in one time and space.
Each artist will vote for three fellow exhibiting artists they think deserve to win The Guts Gallery Prize. The artists with the most votes will win a solo exhibition at A Room Upstairs Gallery in London later this year. GG want this method not only to determine the winner but allow open collaboration between the artists as they vote to support each other’s practices. The winner will be announced on the 16th of April.
Build New Potential
Does the artwork you buy represent values held by a previous generation or are you joining us in building new potential? With the hardships set to come caused by COVID-19, Guts implores you to help those less fortunate who are currently struggling to support their practice.