Myth and Fred by Honoré Sharrer

...Sharrer did not see a big distinction between her traditional figurative art and her later surrealist paintings; the subjects of her paintings were most often “ordinary matters,”…

M. Melissa Wolfe, former curator of American art at The Columbus Museum of Art, writes that Sharrer’s surrealism was not an “element of whimsy or perversity” but a deliberate means to reveal the discordant background (for instance, the Cold War) to ordinary life in the U.S.

“Sharrer reimagined the images that played across the magazine pages and TV screens in the homes of every one of her subjects, and hers as well, by teasing out their roots in the world of myth,” she writes. “In doing so, she transformed the mundane and the surreal into important markers of meaningfulness.”
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