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December 6, 1986, to February 15, 1987 |

Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman is an innovative young photographer who has gained national attention for her work, which is exhibited and collected internationally. What makes Sherman’s work unique is that all her photographs are of herself, yet they are not self-portraits. Using a variety of costume, makeup, setting, and facial expression she creates different character and personalities. Her portraits are often presented in an over-sized format which makes her characters appear even more life-like.

This exhibition of photographs presents an overview of Sherman’s work. The earlier photographs are suggestive of scenes from European movies. Later she goes on to present character which were inspired by centerfolds in magazines, vertical self-portraits, ordinary people, and costume dramas.