Natela Grigalashvili

Georgian ABC Book

The world of Natela Grigalashvili, a Georgian photographer, is the village of her birth.  There, she learned her native Georgian, a language which she uses to infuse this unique series of pictures.  Dawn, sky, "jigari" ("innards"), "sheni chiri me" ("I love you so much, you are so dear to me that I want to shoulder your woes").  Her images, like the words that name them, are full of irony, humour and tenderness.  The exhibition is a pastoral symphony that gives visual language to the legendary Georgian alphabet