Two Dogs in a Still Life1997 by Honoré Sharrer

Sharrer’s paintings became increasingly surreal as she aged, and the SCMA exhibit features a full range of often absurdly funny images: bent, dancing cutlery (“Two Dogs in a Still Life”); nude women in dreamlike locales, like one that includes Thomas Jefferson (“A Dream of Monticello”); and human figures juxtaposed with oversize animals such as a giant owl (“Don’t Murder Me, I’m Not Ready For Eternity”).

...Throughout her work, Sharrer includes cryptic bits of personal symbolism such as cigarette butts, one-shoed figures, contorted forks, crockery, birds, and funny small dogs. And everywhere there is intense color used to sensational effect.
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