NSFW(^人^)

An exhibition of work by Spike Dennis

Private View: Thursday 26 March 20156 – 8pm

Exhibition Open: 24 march – 4 April 2015

You are invited to attend NSFW(^人^)an exhibition of new work by Spike Dennis at The Sho Gallery , Cardiff. The exhibition  will feature hand embroidered objects and short films featuring Spike’s glove puppets.

This body of work 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.

For further information contact:
The Sho Gallery: info@thesho.co.uk 

www.thesho.co.uk
www.spikedennis.com
Please note: work on display as a part of this exhibition contains strong language and images of a sexual nature.