Alison Chaplin is a full-time artist living and working in Walthamstow, between the Forest and the Town and it is this life-on-the-edges which motivates the set of pictures in her new show.
While travelling in Italy, visiting many churches and galleries, she noticed, in so many paintings and frescos, those liminal characters that live between the edge and the action; the spear-carriers of history. Travelling around locally and in London, she began to notice their contemporary counterparts; the à¯¿½waitingà¯¿½. And here they are in queues, at bus stops and in train stations; alone or in groups, at the beginning of something or at the end of something. Between the edge and the action, waiting.