NSFW Saturday – Ashley Gibbons Month Pt 1!


Hi everybody! It’s Saturday, and you know what that means — so if you’re ready, scroll past our clingy kitten friend and let’s get to it!

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Ashley Gibbons is an embroidery artist from Los Angeles whose Coquettish Modernisms exhibition was shown at Edgar Varela Fine Arts last year. We’ve decided to share her works over the next four weeks as there’s just too much juicy stuff for a single post!

” Embroidery is the traditionally feminine act of recording and creating and the finished works are cherished by family members as heirlooms of blood ties.

“I use this delicate, personal technique to explore issues of sex, intimacy, female form, function, style, and gender roles: subjects not often discussed or recorded inside families.


I hand embroider explicit, erotic tales – pathos of flesh and form. A dissonance between two kinds of women’s work? Combining quilting, embroidery and adornment, I braid the stories of individuals into a larger framework of a collective.”

The Pink and Red series is interesting – taking explicit forms and moulding new creations from them. The surreality of the images takes you in one direction, the detail of the aspects within the pieces take you in quite another!

There will be more from Ashley next week!

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