139 Whitfield Street
Barely Art encompasses a group of friends with wide ranging backgrounds and abilities brought together at life drawing sessions in central London. Originally just a handful of enthusiastic individuals flipping through each other's sketchbooks, it has evolved into a network of both professional and non professional artists who encourage and inspire each other on a weekly basis. There is always tea, or something stronger, involved.
From a fascination with the challenge of capturing the human figure to seeing how to apply that in the wider scope of creativity, this exhibition is the culmination of a long discussed ambition of the group to 'bare' our work to a wider world. The tongue in cheek name of the group is as much a defence of abilities as it is a reflection of the subject matter.
The 10 artists showing here hope to represent the much wider cross section of individuals who gather in The White Swan after life sessions, and indeed the hundreds of people who go life drawing across London and the country every week.