Cindy Sherman: “a sizzling, not-to-be-missed international event”

Cindy Sherman, Untitled, Photo Courtesy of The Walker Art Center

I gave the new Cindy Sherman exhibition at the Walker Art Center little attention until I heard that Vita.MN described it 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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DEAL ALERT: See this exhibition for FREE on Thursdays from 5-9pm and the first Saturday of each month.

Through February 17, 2013
Walker Art Center
Gallery admission is $12 adults, $10 for seniors (65+), and $8 for college students (with ID). Gallery admission is free for Walker members and children ages 18 and under.