Ashley Catharine Smith
This is how we spend time together these days.

Call boys by a wrong name to remind them how unimportant they are.
Eve just wanted to know shit. (6:50 minutes)
You can’t spell happiness without penis.
This is how we spend time together these days.

In photographs and video, Ashley Smith uses pins and needles to investigate the complexity of intimacy and the impossibility of separating intimacy from pain. In the photographs, she begins with an image of power imbalance between genders and uses embroidery to embellish the significant parts. The video “Don’t be so precious” is a literal representation of the self-inflicted pain of love. The video “Eve just wants to know shit” explores a cooperative exercise in which women inflict and men endure pain.

June 13 - 27, Opening Reception : June 18th, 6-8pm
601 West 26th Street, 15th floor