Vita.MN described the Cindy Sherman exhibit as “a sizzling, not-to-be-missed international event” and that the Walker described her as “one of the most important and influential figures in contemporary art.” Comments as favorable as these certainly raised my eyebrows. So who is Cindy Sherman???
Mining a limitless supply of images from movies, TV, magazines, the Internet, and art history, she captures herself in an astounding range of guises and personas—from screen siren to clown to aging socialite—in work that is by turns amusing and disturbing, distasteful and affecting. Besides model and photographer, she also acts as makeup artist, hairdresser, stylist, and wardrobe mistress, working with an arsenal of wigs, costumes, prosthetics, and props in creating her work. The resulting images offer a sustained, eloquent, and provocative exploration of the construction of contemporary identity and the nature of representation.
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