Violence and gore play also pay a key role in her subject matter, taking inspiration from reality television shows such as COPS and publications such as Busted magazine, where criminals and deviants are celebrated. Placing these violent and disturbing scenes on floral fabrics with embroidered blood and bodily fluids creates 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. Her carefully crafted and dynamic artwork, combined with striking sociopolitical commentary, make Anson a quintessential addition to One Grand’s roster.
This March, we invite you to take a journey past the prison cells, down the rabbit hole, and into the folklore land of Ashley Anson’s Hometown Heroes.
Join us this Friday, March 6th at 6pm for the opening reception!