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Matt Small 'Seen & Heard' Solo Exhibition‏

By Invisiblemadevisible @imv_streetart
Matt Small 'Seen & Heard' Solo Exhibition‏ Moniker Projects is pleased to present ‘Seen and Heard’, a new series of work by
the artist Matt Small.
‘Seen and Heard’ constitutes the first series of paintings to arise from Small’s involvement with the charity organisation Single Homeless Project (S.H.P). Significantly, ‘Seen and Heard’ represents a conceptual leap for the artist through his unprecedented interaction with his subjects. The ‘Seen & Heard’ project is an ongoing creative initiative established by Matt Small to counteract the continuing negative portrayals and perceptions of young people. Elaborating on his existing oeuvre, this exhibition thoroughly establishes Small as an active agent of social change as opposed to mere reactive commentator.
The painted portraits and sculptures that constitute this body of work depict those who have participated in the ‘Seen and Heard’ project to date. Alongside Small’s distinctive kaleidoscopic portraits there will also feature artwork, photographs, and film footage documenting the viewpoints of the individuals around whom this exhibition centres. In providing a platform for these young people to express themselves creatively and share their experiences of the world, it’s possible to combat disenfranchisement and instead create a sense of social inclusion and relevance for all those involved.
Single Homeless Project (S.H.P) is an independent charity organisation whose mission is to reduce poverty, social exclusion and homelessness across London. Established in 1977, S.H.P now works with 5,000 people a year across 17 London boroughs, providing a wide range of accommodation and community based support services for their clients.
Private view: Friday 10 August, 6pm–9pm
If you would like to attend please RSVP: [email protected]
Blackall Studios - 73a Leonard Street - London - EC2A 4QS

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