Monday, March 5, 2012
Cindy Sherman....I'm a Fan
Great show at MOMA ! Cindy's photographic riffs stab at popular culture, using all kinds of diverse media for reference, always using herself as the model.
This show combines her most well known work of her 30+ year career. There is a LOT of incredibly memorable work here. The vibrant, almost kitsche color adds a sense of playfulness to the work...but it won't fool you! the undertones of some of the work stand out regardless.
My faves from the show were the stylized society portraits. the history portraits based on examples of old master paintings. and the men's magazine photos. this last group had a haunting quality to it.