Preview - Zabludowicz Collection Invites: Kate Lyddon

Preview - Zabludowicz Collection Invites: Kate Lyddon
Kate Lyddon Chopper (Coney-Island Style), 2015. Courtesy the artist.


Join us for the opening of Zabludowicz Collection Invites: Kate Lyddon, the final show of our 2015 exhibition programme.

Working across drawing, painting and sculpture, Kate Lyddon creates scenes of bodily absurdity and dark humour. A cast of characters, sometimes cartoon-like and often grotesque, enact a variety of nonsensical actions and poses. For this Invites exhibition Lyddon has produced a new series of works, linked by the motif of trees in various guises – spreading branches, twisting roots, and dead stumps – which merge and morph into human form. These figures march, chop, and dance across complex compositions.

A new text by Alice Butler, winner of Frieze Writer’s Prize 2012, will accompany the exhibition.

Kate Lyddon’s presentation event will take place on Sunday 6 December at 3pm.

Kate Lyddon (b.1979, London) completed an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in 2006 and a BA Fine Art at Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury in 2001. Lyddon has presented solo exhibitions at Standpoint Gallery, London (The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2014/15); Galerie d'YS, Brussels; Galerie Charlot, Paris; Fold Gallery, London; and Skellefteå Kunsthalle, Sweden, amongst others. Recent group exhibitions include Suspicion curated by artist Dan Coombs at Jerwood Space, London; and Anti-Social Realism, Charlie Smith, London.

Exhibiting Artists