The Stand-Ins: Figurative Painting From The Collection

The Stand Ins,Zabludowicz Collection

Maxwell Alexandre, Anna Glantz, Philip Guston, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Jordan Kasey, Kate Lyddon, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Maria Lassnig, Christina Quarles, Avery Singer, Dorothea Tanning, Henry Taylor, Tesfaye Urgessa, Caragh Thuring, Willem Weismann, Robin F. Williams, Rose Wylie, Issy Wood, Jakub Julian Ziolkowski

The Stand-Ins brings together 19 artists who deploy autobiographical elements and a cast of imagined characters in the construction of their paintings and narratives. Showcasing works from the Zabludowicz Collection, the exhibition maps lines of influence across generations, featuring seminal figures alongside important new voices.

The term ‘stand-in’ suggests a temporary replacement, an understudy or avatar filling in for an absent lead. Recently the vulnerability of bodies has been brought into sharp focus for us all. As we step back into the physical and social world after an enforced period of separation, how might we have changed? Who, or what, will we choose to present to others? This air of uncertainty about interactions in the world we share cannot help but permeate artists’ studios today, but this concern has a long history that predates the contemporary moment.

The exhibition recognises the diversity of approaches found in figurative painting today, from work that overtly quotes art historical styles to work that is more closely linked to observation and realism, and work that moves towards abstraction.

Duration 07 October 2021 - 19 December 2021
Times Thursday – Sunday 12–6pm
Cost Free
Venue Zabludowicz Collection
Address 176 Prince of Wales Road, London, NW5 3PT
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