Shonagh Adelman is active/lives in Florida, New York. Shonagh Adelman is known for surrealism, sexy monster women, feminist themes.
Biography Shonagh Adelman
Following is an exhibition review of work by Shonagh Adelman at the Linda Kirkland Gallery, by Grady T. Turner
Here’s a parlor game the surrealists liked: fold a paper several times and make a drawing on the top fold. Then fold the paper so that your drawing is hidden and pass it to the next player, who adds another drawing, fold again and pass to another person, and so on. Unfold the paper, et voila! You have un corps exquis, or exquisite corpse, a nonsensical image comprised of unrelated parts that the surrealists credited with revealing a collective unconscious.
Shonagh Adelman owes a debt to surrealism, though not simply the obvious stylistic one. True, her recent paintings resemble exquisite corpses, combining two or thre
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