“NSFW” Solo Exhibition

Embroidery Exhibition featuring subversive cross stitched samplers

“NSFW” Solo Exhibition

24 March – 4 April 2015
Private View: Thursday 26 March 2015, 6 – 8pm

I am happy to be able to announce that The Sho gallery will be hosting my solo exhibition entitled NSFW; an exhibition of new work featuring interactive hand embroidered objects and short films featuring my glove puppets.

This body of work, which will include embroidered samplers from The Hunt for the Unicorn series, critiques our attitudes towards sex, identity, morals and privacy in our increasingly digitally inter-connected society. In a world in which nudity has become commonplace; whether through the unavoidable abundance of internet porn; shared photos of anonymous amateurs and celebrity sex tapes, or more recently phone hacking scandals, how do we conduct oursleves we interact in an online world. How much of ourselves should we give up? How much is too much?

Subverting commonly held assumptions that embroidery is an activity reserved for the female of the species, Spike reveals the phallocentric language of sex through stitch. Familiar digital pixels are replaced with pixelated cross-stitches which expose the aggressive and often harassing nature of the way in which messages and images are often distributed across our multifarious wi-fi’d networks.

Please note: work on display as a part of this exhibition will contain strong language and images of a sexual nature.

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