Ashton Allen

Ashton’s artwork investigates symbols of femininity while engaging and challenging the history of painting. The pieces subtly hover over craft, kitsch and the decorative, yet are approached with formal depth and reverence. Her practice is a continual exploration of material– forcing an understanding through manipulation, pushing each element beyond itself, while crossing boundaries and asking questions. Materials such as glitter and mylar are used to create a sense of attraction and distancing simultaneously; illusions of flatness combined with tactile qualities create optical interventions at every viewing distance.