(United States of America 1954– )
40.0 x 59.9cm image; 50.6 x 60.8cm sheet
For Cindy Sherman, photography allowed her to work alone with her ideas and to try on different personae and see how these translated into a flat photographic image. Rather than having a specific political intent, Sherman initially seems to have been more, and quite narcissistically, interested in the effect of changing herself temporarily, knowingly, ironically.
'Even though I have never actively thought of my work as feminist or as a political statement, certainly everything in it is drawn from my observations as a woman in this culture. And a part of that is a love-hate thing - being infatuated with makeup and glamour and detesting it at the same time. It comes from trying to look like a proper young lady or look as sexy or as beautiful as you can make yourself, and also feeling like a prisoner in that structure.' Cindy Sherman 1997
Deborah Edwards (Australia) (Author), Daphne Wallace (Australia, b.1964) (Author), Margo Neale (Australia) (Author), Victoria Lynn (Australia) (Author), Sandra Byron (Australia) (Author), Review: works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Domain, 1995, 15, 26.
Pauline Green (Editor), Read My Lips, Parkes, 1998, frontispiece (colour illus.), 54. fig.no. 1
Art Gallery of New South Wales (Australia, estab. 1874) (Author), Great gifts, great patrons: an exhibition celebrating private patronage of the Gallery, Sydney, 1994. no catalogue numbers
Acquisitions from the Komon, Salkauskas and Horton Funds, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 05 May 1987–31 May 1987.
International works from the permanent collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 12 Jan 1991–14 May 1991.
Great gifts, great patrons, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 17 Aug 1994–19 Oct 1994.
Review - works by women from the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 08 Mar 1995–04 Jun 1995.
Read my Lips, National Gallery of Australia, 06 Jun 1998–09 Aug 1998.