Maus Contemporary | beta pictoris gallery is a contemporary art gallery and space dedicated to supporting creativity with a focus on experimental and issue driven works. Through representing emerging, established, and internationally recognized artists, the gallery is committed to bringing a global perspective to contemporary issues and practices across the visual arts. The program consists of exhibitions, print publications, and media outreach.
A rigorous gallery exhibition program, focusing on ten to twelve week long exhibitions, has become a staple of curatorial excellence in the South of the US, and the gallery has received critical attention from the press, including Art Forum and Art in America.
The exhibition Mark Flood: FACEBOOK FARM was selected as one of three finalists for the AICA-USA Award for Excellence in Art Criticism and Curatorial Achievement in the category "Best show in a commercial space nationally outside of New York".
The gallery's mission is to offer a platform for experimentation in a culturally difficult environment through four to six exhibitions a year in addition to curated projects in cities such as Madrid.
Maus Contemporary / beta pictoris gallery has released ten publications so far, most recently for the exhibition "terreno áspero | rugged terrain, five contemporary artists from Spain", and is currently working on monographic publications for the gallery artists Irene Grau and Leslie Smith III - to be released in the Spring of 2017.
Mark Flood's exhibition FACEBOOK FARM at beta pictoris gallery
one of the finalists AICA's 2013
"Best Show in a Commercial Space Nationally" Award
BURNAWAY ARTSpeak interview with beta pictoris gallery owner Guido Maus
(click on image to listen to the interview on BURNAWAY.com)