Spanning 20 years, Lost Languages and other voices brings together 16 bodies of work exploring race, history and gender, encompassing a wide range of photographic media, from digital video installations to Victorian printing techniques. Joy Gregory was included in our recent group exhibition Liberties and this solo show, on tour from Impressions Gallery in Bradford, expands on those ideas while introducing new ones.
The title of the exhibition refers to the works Gomera (2008) and Kalahari (2009) in which Gregory draws attention to the cultural importance of marginalised African indigenous languages. Journeys feature recurrently in Gregory’s work, which have been made in diverse locations including South Africa, the Orkneys, Sri Lanka, and the Caribbean.
Identity, a recurring theme throughout Gregory's practice, is explored in; Autoportrait, Bottled Blonde, Objects of Beauty and Girl Thing.
Lost Languages and other voices is an Impressions Gallery touring exhibition, curated by Anne McNeill.