Joy Miessi – Do You Know Your Middle?
Exhibition Dates: 6th July – 27th July 2018
Private view: 6th July 2018
Do You Know Your Middle? is Joy Miessi’s first solo exhibition of 2018, featuring new mixed media works by the artist. The title references a phrase repeated by the artist’s mother from a young age, as she would part and braid Miessi’s hair. Archiving routines and cultural practices such as these through the pieces, Miessi’s work exists to preserve memories from formative years. Each piece documents and retells moments, creating a permanence to past experiences from Miessi’s life.
Joy Miessi is an artist based in London. Joy translates moments, conversations, feelings and intimate thoughts into visual pieces for reflection. Inspired by shop fronts in Kinshasa to punk posters in Camden, Joy Miessi takes inspiration from everyday life. Sociopolitical themes are reoccurring in Joy’s present work and are translated through abstract shapes, figures and writing.
Artist Talk – Joy Miessi in conversation with independent curator Amrita Dhallu: 17th July 2018 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Music from the Middle – and evening curated by Touching Bass, Finding Soul and friends: 27th July 2018 6:30pm – 10:00pm