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Lots of love for Imitation of Life

Tue, Dec 5, 2017
by Melissa Starker, Creative Content & PR Manager

Have you checked out Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life yet? Your window to see this glorious career retro will close for good on December 31. For a little more incentive to fit it into your holiday season schedule, we've compiled some kind words and great pictures from writers and visitors who've chimed in on the exhibition this fall. Click the quotes to read full reviews. See you soon!

"In finding an artist to close out its year of showing only women artists... the Wexner Center for the Arts could hardly do better than Cindy Sherman, who has spent her decades-long career in photography and film presenting a multitude of women. All of whom are her."Cincinnati Magazine

Cindy Sherman visitor on Instagram

"We feel oddly and strongly pulled in always and then at times pushed back. It is this energy that is so powerful and unique. Cindy Sherman’s ability to create her own magnet is so real, so felt by the viewer. This is her true genius and every artist’s desire." —

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"Throughout her career, Sherman has underscored the concept that the male gaze is responsible for much of cinema’s objectification of women. When seen in the context of current revelations about some of Hollywood’s heaviest hitters being abusers of women, her work is still wholly contemporary." —Cincinnati CityBeat

Instagram image of Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life

"She shows us the secrets behind our image saturated world. In Sherman’s work we are reminded of just how easily the images we accept are constructed; how the right pose, the right light, the right pout or the right costume can simultaneously mirror and confirm all our preconceived notions." —

Instagram image of Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life

"After doing intense research in the area of feminist curating, which often works against the traditional white-walled, chronological, and singular mode of Modernist display, I found that Cindy Sherman’s purposefully inexplicable and linear retrospective at Wexner Center for the Arts proved quite the surprising yet enjoyable paradox."SECAC

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Lead image: Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #58, 1980. Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 in. The Broad Art Foundation. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.


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