11th February to 7th May
Joy Gregory is one of the major artists to emerge from the Black British photography movement of the 1980s; a time when debates around the domain of representation were explored and challenged. Gregory’s work is influenced by a combination of race, history, gender and aesthetics; firmly rooted in concepts of ‘truth and beauty’.
This major survey show brings together 16 bodies of work spanning 20 years. The title refers to the works Gomera and Kalahari, in which Gregory draws attention to marginalised indigenous languages. Journeys also feature, with work made in South Africa, the Orkneys, Sri Lanka and the Caribbean.
The exhibition contains a number of series that explore identity, a recurring theme throughout Gregory’s practice; Autoportrait, Bottled Blonde, Objects of Beauty and Girl Thing.
Joy Gregory was included in our recent group exhibition Liberties and this solo show, curated and toured by Impressions Gallery, Bradford, expands on those ideas while introducing new ones.
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SPRING PROGRAMME 2016
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Exhibitions at The Exchange for Spring 2017
Open submission art competition for young people aged 11-19 years.
Inspired by exhibiting artist Joy Gregory the theme for this year’s Young People’s Art Prize is self-portrait.
The paintings in this exhibition share a sense of improvisation. Like the act of drawing, the works are a way for the artist to work through ideas. Their marks have been made with a speed and spontaneity, executed quickly to capture changing...