[Untitled], 2007-2008.
photo : permission de l'artiste | courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

At a recent show at her New York gallery, Metro Pictures, Cindy Sherman displayed a series of portrait-like images of herself in the guise of women from California. Typical of Sherman, these works are at once alarming and amusing, distasteful and poignant. Working as her own model for more than thirty years, Sherman has developed an extraordinary relationship with her camera. A remarkable ­performer, subtle distortions of her face and body are captured on camera and leave the artist unrecognizable to the audience. Her ability to drastically manipulate her age or weight, or coax the most delicate expressions from her face, is uncanny. Each image is overloaded with detail, every nuance caught by the artist’s eye. No prosthetic nose or breast, fake fingernail, sequin, wrinkle or bulge goes unnoticed by Sherman. Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. Attended State University College at Buffalo, New York, 1976, B.A. Lives and works in New York City.

[Untitled], 2007-2008. 
photos : permission de l’artiste | courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York
Cindy Sherman
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