Monday, December 3, 2012

Cindy Sherman At The Walker

The Walker Art Center has a Cindy Sherman show until February 17, and has blanketed the town with images of Ms. S. in various roles. Ghastly.
Sherman is a photographer, born 1954, and film director whose oeuvre includes a lot of pix of herself tricked out like an "astonishing array" of "meticulously observed" characters.

Um. She costumes herself and makes herself up to look like victims, including:

A rich man's accessory who is keeping herself beautiful with exercise, the surgeon's art, and a trowel, long past her sell-by date;

Somebody -- maybe homeless -- who is way too tired;

I don't know who that one is, but she puts lipstick on the white parts of her lips;

A clown with buck teeth, freckles, and a passive-aggressive gaze;

A startled, beautiful, and trapped waif.

The guy who needs to see these never will, even when he's standing right in front of one.

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