Josephine Pryde

27 May-10 Jul 2011


Featuring an entirely new body of photographic work commissioned for Chisenhale Gallery, this will be Pryde’s first solo presentation in a British gallery for six years. The exhibition contains a set of colour Giclée prints and a set of photographic prints, all framed to the same width. One set depicts three teenage girls who were asked by Pryde to pose for the camera as if they thought they might be pregnant. The models are shot in a dead-pan style reminiscent of stock photography, picturing stereotypical expressions or narrative scenes for generic commercial use. The other series, entitled ‘It’s Not My Body’, features photography of desert-like landscapes collaged with low resolution MRI scans of a human fetus and its mother. These photographs combine macro lens photography with contemporary medical imaging techniques and have been retouched using Photoshop.