HOMETOWN HEROES

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.

Cuffed Hands #3

Ashley Anson

Cuffed Hands #3

Acrylic, beading, braiding

3 x 7 in (7.62 x 17.78 cm)

Mugshots: THEFT #2

Ashley Anson

Mugshots: THEFT #2

Acrylic, embroidery

3 x 3 in (7.62 x 7.62 cm)

Mugshots: ASSAULT

Ashley Anson

Mugshots: ASSAULT

Acrylic, embroidery

3 x 3 in (7.62 x 7.62 cm)

Cuffed Hands #2

Ashley Anson

Cuffed Hands #2

Acrylic, beading, braiding

3 x 7 in (7.62 x 17.78 cm)

Injured Chair

Ashley Anson

Injured Chair

Found chair, hand sewn, yarn, cotton, braiding

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Beer Belly

Ashley Anson

Beer Belly

Acrylic, hand sewn, embroidery, beading

20.50 x 26 in (52.07 x 66.04 cm)

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Ashley Anson

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Acrylic,hand sewn,braiding

20 x 24 in (50.80 x 60.96 cm)

Assorted Parts

Ashley Anson

Assorted Parts

Acrylic,hand sewn,embroidery,beading,braiding

17 x 11.50 in (43.18 x 29.21 cm)

Right Down The Middle

Ashley Anson

Right Down The Middle

Acrylic,hand sewn,embroidery,beading,braiding

24 x 32 in (60.96 x 81.28 cm)

Threesome

Ashley Anson

Threesome

Found box,acrylic hand sewn,embroidery,braiding Found doily,acrylic, braiding

12 x 23.50 in (30.48 x 59.69 cm)

Cuffed Hands #1

Ashley Anson

Cuffed Hands #1

Acrylic, beading, braiding

3 x 7 in (7.62 x 17.78 cm)

Mugshots: METH

Ashley Anson

Mugshots: METH

Acrylic, embroidery

3 x 3 in (7.62 x 7.62 cm)

Mugshots: DUI

Ashley Anson

Mugshots: DUI

Acrylic, embroidery

3 x 3 in (7.62 x 7.62 cm)

Mugshots: ARSON

Ashley Anson

Mugshots: ARSON

Acrylic, embroidery

3 x 3 in (7.62 x 7.62 cm)

Another Heartattack

Ashley Anson

Another Heartattack

Found tapestry, acrylic, embroidery

40 x 42 in (101.60 x 106.68 cm)

Domestic Dispute

Ashley Anson

Domestic Dispute

Acrylic, hand sewn, embroidery, braiding, beading

10.50 x 9 in (26.67 x 22.86 cm)

Love Hurts

Ashley Anson

Love Hurts

Acrylic,embroidery

11 x 11 in (27.94 x 27.94 cm)

Face Swap

Ashley Anson

Face Swap

Acrylic,hand sewn,embroidery,beading

27 x 28 in (68.58 x 71.12 cm)

Creeping

Ashley Anson

Creeping

Found box,acrylic,hand sewn,braiding

14.50 x 4.50 in (36.83 x 11.43 cm)

The Walls Are Thin

Ashley Anson

The Walls Are Thin

Acrylic,hand sewn,embroidery, braiding

11 x 32 in (27.94 x 81.28 cm)

Mugshots: PAROLE VIOL

Ashley Anson

Mugshots: PAROLE VIOL

Acrylic, embroidery

3 x 3 in (7.62 x 7.62 cm)

Mugshots: DUII #2

Ashley Anson

Mugshots: DUII #2

Acrylic, embroidery

3 x 3 in (7.62 x 7.62 cm)

Mugshots: THEFT #1

Ashley Anson

Mugshots: THEFT #1

Acrylic, embroidery

3 x 3 in (7.62 x 7.62 cm)

Mugshots: TRESPASS

Ashley Anson

Mugshots: TRESPASS

Acrylic, embroidery

3 x 3 in (7.62 x 7.62 cm)

Happy Couple

Ashley Anson

Happy Couple

Found frame, found doily, acrylic

22 x 22 in (55.88 x 55.88 cm)

Don't Ever Leave Me

Ashley Anson

Don't Ever Leave Me

Acrylic, hand sewn, embroidery, braiding

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

Pregnant Male

Ashley Anson

Pregnant Male

Acrylic,embroidery

11 x 11 in (27.94 x 27.94 cm)

High Fives

Ashley Anson

High Fives

Acrylic,hand sewn,embroidery,braiding

11 x 9 in (27.94 x 22.86 cm)

Split Me Open

Ashley Anson

Split Me Open

Wood frame,acrylic,hand sewn,braiding

3 x 3 in (7.62 x 7.62 cm)

Multigenerational Dispute

Ashley Anson

Multigenerational Dispute

Found box,acrylic,embroidery,hand sewn, braiding

16 x 14.50 in (40.64 x 36.83 cm)

Mugshots: FUGITIVE

Ashley Anson

Mugshots: FUGITIVE

Acrylic, embroidery

3 x 3 in (7.62 x 7.62 cm)

Mugshots: DUII #1

Ashley Anson

Mugshots: DUII #1

Acrylic, embroidery

3 x 3 in (7.62 x 7.62 cm)

Cuffed Hands #4

Ashley Anson

Cuffed Hands #4

Acrylic, beading, braiding

3 x 7 in (7.62 x 17.78 cm)

Mugshots: POSS. HERION

Ashley Anson

Mugshots: POSS. HERION

Acrylic, embroidery

3 x 3 in (7.62 x 7.62 cm)

Who Let The Ghosts Out?

Ashley Anson

Who Let The Ghosts Out?

Found frame, found doily, acrylic, embroidery

20 x 16 in (50.80 x 40.64 cm)

The Neighbors Are Watching

Ashley Anson

The Neighbors Are Watching

Acrylic,hand sewn,embroidery,braiding

24 x 20 in (60.96 x 50.80 cm)

Split Personality

Ashley Anson

Split Personality

Acrylic,hand sewn,embroidery,hand made fringe

18 x 14 in (45.72 x 35.56 cm)

Pervert

Ashley Anson

Pervert

Found frame,acrylic

10 x 6.50 in (25.40 x 16.51 cm)

Truth Hurts

Ashley Anson

Truth Hurts

Acrylic,hand sewn,embroidery,braiding, beading

22 x 11 in (55.88 x 27.94 cm)