An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until December 31, 2017
Featuring nearly 100 works from four decades, this comprehensive, career-spanning survey of acclaimed artist Cindy Sherman makes its only stop outside of Los Angeles at the Wexner Center for the Arts.
You’ll see everything from her influential Untitled Film Stills (1977–80), in which Sherman employs makeup, costumes, lighting and scenery to present herself as generic art-house and B-movie stars, through her most recent 2016 series, in which she takes on the guise of aging divas from the era of silent film and the golden age of Hollywood.
The exhibition is enhanced by a free, celebrity-studded audio guide (with commentary from Molly Ringwald and John Waters, among others) and includes Sherman’s feature film, “Office Killer” (1997), starring Ringwald, Carol Kane and Jeanne Tripplehorn.
Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life reveals the seemingly endless variety of personae the artist has conjured throughout her career: all originating from her radically transformed self-image and ranging from the affluent to the abject, the horrifying to the humorous.
Occupying both sides of the camera, Sherman continues to raise crucial questions about female archetypes, the pervasive influence of mass media in constructing identity and the very nature of artistic creation.
The exhibition concludes a year in which every artist featured in The Wex’s galleries is a woman.
Admission is $8; $6 for seniors and OSU staff; and free for Wexner Center members, college students (with a valid ID) and those younger than 18.