Mar 6, 2015 - Mar 28, 2015

Ashley Anson asks the question “What makes a painting have male or female attributes?” Her paintings combine the traditionally male dominated practice of painting, with the inherently feminine mediums of embroidery and textiles.

The violent and disturbing scenes of Hometown Heroes on floral fabrics with embroidered blood and bodily fluids create an interesting juxtaposition of stereotypical male/female visual quest. This imagery shines a deceptively innocuous light on society and walks the line between startling realism and witty hyperbole.