"Kojy" - Matt Small

“Kojy” – Matt Small

London is being spoiled with great shows lately. One of the next events for art fans to look forward to is Represent, a group show with a focus on the art of portraiture. Curated by Matt Small (interviewed), who is recognized as one of the most dynamic emerging contemporary portrait painters, the lineup includes Swoon (interviewed), Guy Denning, ELBOW-TOE (interviewed), case, Labrona, Christopher Ross, Dale Grimshaw, Jonathan Darby, David Walker, Leon Billing, Rob Sample, Yuko Nasu, George Morton Clark, Peter Michael, Gavin Nolan, Best Ever, Zach Walsh, and Matt himself. The show opens with a preview reception on Thursday, November 5th at Blackall Studios.

Represent is also a fundraiser for the Single Homelessness Project, an independent British charity organization whose involvement in the arts promotes social inclusion in areas throughout London.

Take a look at a few more preview images after the jump.

"Mourning Light" - Guy Denning

“Mourning Light” – Guy Denning

“Rosemary” – case