Cindy Sherman: 1977–1982

Cindy Sherman: 1977–1982

Cindy Sherman: 1977–1982, After recently relocating to New York City, photographer Cindy Sherman started a series of tiny black-and-white images in 1977. She scouted places on her own, collected props, put together costumes, and took care of her own hair and makeup before taking pictures of herself posing in scenes reminiscent of Hollywood plays. Sherman challenged the idea of women’s portraiture in what would eventually become the pioneering series “Untitled Film Stills,” challenging the role that the media plays in reducing women to stereotypes.

The seventy photographs that make up the series mimic iconic (though oversimplified and demeaning) representations of women in postwar American films, including the ingenue, the housewife, the bombshell, and the moll, and are now on display in their entirety at Hauser & Wirth as part of Cindy Sherman: 1977-1982. Sherman’s unique bent toward sarcasm and a reflexiveness that invites the viewer to join in on the joke and forces them to reconsider how they process the manufactured reality of commercial imagery set her work apart from its prototypes.

Time Out says

With more than 100 items on show, Hauser & Wirth delves deeply into the groundbreaking early work of photographer Cindy Sherman, including all 70 Untitled Film Stills, Rear Screen Projections, Centerfolds, and Color Studies.

Details Cindy Sherman: 1977–1982

Event website:
www.hauserwirth.com/hauser-wirth-exhibitions/38432-cindy-sherman-1977-1982-los-angeles/
Address:
Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles
901 E 3rd St
Los Angeles
90013
Contact:
[email protected]
Price:
Free

Dates and times

Thu, Oct 27, 2022 11:00 AM Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Free
Fri, Oct 28, 2022 11:00 AM Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Free
Sat, Oct 29, 2022 11:00 AM Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Free
Tue, Nov 1, 2022 11:00 AM Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Free
Wed, Nov 2, 2022 11:00 AM Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Free
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Tue, Nov 8, 2022 11:00 AM Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Free
Wed, Nov 9, 2022 11:00 AM Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Free

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