September 18, 2011

Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #129, 1983
Color photograph
43 1/4 x 31 3/4 inches (109.9 x 80.6 cm)

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #15, 1978
Black and White photograph
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #327, 1996
cibachrome print
57 1/2 x 36 3/8 inches (146.1 x 92.4 cm)

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #30, 1979
Black and White photograph
30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)

Cindy Sherman, Untitled # 259, 1992
Color photograph
60 x 40 inches (152.4 x 101.6 cm)

"Cindy Sherman
(Born 1954)

Cindy Sherman was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey in 1954. She graduated from Buffalo State College in New York in 1976. Since the early stages of her career, Sherman focused on photography as her main means of expression. She is widely known for her self-reflexive photographs and films, in which she impersonates a variety of characters that in general comment on the female condition and the stereotypes that confine women’s role within society and culture. One of Sherman’s most famous series is Untitled Film Stills from 1979, which she shot in black and white impersonating characters that are highly reminiscent of Hollywood films. Later in her career Sherman began working with color images and continued creating series that focused on different themes. Images of sexuality, the perverse, the fantastic and even portraits made in the style of the old masters invite the viewer to interpret uncanny narratives that always center around the female gender and the role it plays within our culture."


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