The exhibition can be seen during the opening hours of
Clare County Museum from 3rd - 22nd March 2008.
As a young girl, she attended art classes in the birth town Brühl,
near Cologne, of Dada grounder Max Ernst. The study of Surrealistic painters
were part of her secundary education.
To achieve dreamlike effects upon canvas, Ernst invented many techniques.
One of these, first noted by Leonardo da Vinci, is that of observing strange
shapes in natural objects. Salvador Dali called that the “paranoic
Method”. It is an interpretation of the image, depending on the
level of imagination of the viewer, where in the one image, there can
be seen different motives.
To achieve this very imaginative dream landscapes automatic painting is
one of the surrealistic technieques used. The hand is allowed to move
absent-mindedly over the canvas and by doing so letting the subconscios
emerge. The artist can then develop images based on what is seen.
Adlers work is clearly influenced by the Surrealistic painters. But she
developed a practice with the unconscious which allowes her to guide her
mind to archetype images. That is what makes her work Metarealistic. It
does not show subconcious randomness but moves beyond psychological consciousness.
It tells of old mythology and wilderness, it is a spiritual interpretation
of other dimensions. It shows us that there is more to reality than appears
at first sight.