"Stitch Fetish"

Courtesy The Hive Adipocere

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2019-03-02 13:00:00
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until March 2
Free-$5

Location Info:

The Hive Gallery & Studios
729 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA  90014
213-955-9051
Embroidery, needlepoint, and occasional knitting may not seem not an obvious match with cheeky, naughty, occasionally full frontal erotica. But curator and thread artist Ellen Schinderman disagrees. For the seventh year she brings to the Hive "Stitch Fetish," which she calls "the most whimsical, least objectifying erotica show around." In an aesthetic ranging from old-timey pin-up to surreal nonbinary fantasy, with text, vintage sources and modern cultural references, the show features artists Adipocere from Australia and Matthew Monthei from Maryland, along with a couple dozen fellow thread-bearers. There's an ArtWalk reception (Feb. 14), a sex-toy workshop (Feb. 23) and a panel discussion on stitch art (March 3). Opening reception Sat., Feb. 9, 8–11 p.m.; $5 suggested donation; on view thru March 2, Wed.-Sat., 1-6 p.m.; free.

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