Exhibition

Joy Labinjo: Our histories cling to us

19 Oct 2019 – 23 Feb 2020

Regular hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Gateshead, United Kingdom

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Joy Labinjo makes large-scale paintings featuring portraits of relatives, friends and people she has discovered in family albums.

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Drawing on her personal experiences of growing up in the UK with British-Nigerian heritage, Labinjo explores the relationship between identity, race and culture.

The artist’s paintings depict intimate scenes of contemporary family life, capturing the everyday and the domestic. She creates her compositions by fusing different photographs together, instinctively collaging interiors and figures. For her first major institutional solo presentation, Labinjo has made a new body of work specially for the exhibition.

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