Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honore Sharrer

Exhibition Catalogs

PAFA announces the launch of its newest exhibition catalog, Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honore Sharrer.

Honore Sharrer (1920-2009) was a major art world figure in 1940s America, celebrated for exquisitely detailed paintings conveying subtly subversive critiques of the political and artistic climate of her time.

Sharrer was a leftist, female figurative partner in an era when anti-Communist sentiment and masculinist Abstract  Expressionism and Pop Art dominated American culture.

Her brightly colored, humorous, and distinctly feminine paintings combine elements of social realism and surrealism to seductive and disquieting effect.
This publication is a timely re-evaluation of an artist who pushed the boundaries of figurative painting with playfulness and biting wit.