Alexandra Gibson's Artistic Journey to a Oaxaca Slaughterhouse.
"Macabre at first glance but more intensely revealing with thoughtful scrutiny, the exhibit's photos pair live female forms with their deceased porcine counterparts in such a way that the two become indistinguishable. The monochromatic backdrop of the fully functioning slaughterhouse dramatically highlights the realist flesh tones of both hog and human. Occasional motions in her models, shown by trailing photographic ghosts, inform the viewer that her human subjects are very much alive amid stagnant piles of death. It's raw sexuality juxtaposed with unsettling morbidity."
-Paul T Bradley for LA Weekly
Mike Riccitelli shoots a time-lapse of Alexandra Gibson's opening of "For Consumption Only" at Skotia Gallery in Culver City - August 2012
Photo Independent Interview
An interview from the exhibition with Artist Muse at Photo Independent Art Fair regarding The Collective Dream Series.
Past Exhibitions Include:
Photo Independent Art Fair
“Alexandra’s work brings an evocative kind of beauty, a fearlessness, to the idea of death,” says Artist Muse founder and curator Wil Phearson. “She’s a true visionary and we’re thrilled to be working with her on this kind of scale.”
Artist, Alexandra Gibson, talks about her career as a photographer in this 8 page article along with a Q&A on her most recent series "For Consumption Only"
Article: Beautiful people bare body and soul for the lens of South Pasadena artist
"...In a society inclined to turn sexual mystery into erotic overexposure, Gibson’s black-and-white photographs catch seemingly impromptu acts of passion, giving the viewer a window into the emotional aspects of sexuality as well as the physical. Rather than revealing the entire body in her images, Gibson keeps the eye wanting more by having her subjects pose in alluring ways, while allowing faces to express what’s happening in a scene..."
- Jennifer Alfred for Pasadena Weekly
Artist Alexandra Gibson celebrated the release of her first book From the Outside In with a photographic exhibition and live erotic photo shoot at La Luz De Jesus Gallery. Described as a "cross-fertilization of social realism and erotica," Gibson's photographs are mysterious and provocative.
Photographs by: Aimee Candelaria for LA Weekly
In stark black & white and vibrant color, the boundaries of gender, sex, and eroticism are explored in the self-published photography book From The Outside In. With a background in both art photography and journalism, her images carry a strong sense of personal and editorial narrative with an eye for the surreal. (40 pages - published 2008)
Alexandra Gibson directed, co-produced, and filmed Transgender Teens for the Discovery Network in 2003.
A transgender person perceives their body to be one sex, while their brain says they are the opposite sex. Although there are families who stand by their children through this transition, many are thrown out of their homes, often leading to a desperate life of depression, prostitution, and even suicide. This film tells the story of two transgender teenagers and the people who help them live with their identity.
2003 interview for magazine Boston Girl Guide on documentary film "Transgender Teens"