Honoré Sharrer (1920–2009) Roman Landscape, 1990 Oil on canvas, 20 x 17 in.
Honoré Sharrer (1920–2009) Roman Landscape, 1990 Oil on canvas, 20 x 17 in.

Honoré Sharrer (1920–2009) Roman Landscape, 1990 Oil on canvas, 20 x 17 in.

Few artists have the intelligence, skill, and courage to challenge America’s patriarchy like Honoré Sharrer. Her refined technique and acerbic wit have earned her cult status among contemporary artists and enthusiasts alike. In “Roman Landscape,” of 1990, our “hero” is giddy with delight—he’s a macho toreador about to claim his prize. But through his lust he fails to see how his conquest mocks him with her knowing confidence and power. The pink triumphal arch tells us all we need to know about the true victor on this day. Hypocrisy, chauvinism, misogyny don’t stand a chance against the artist’s brush. Sharrer knew. —Tom Parker, Associate Director