Cindy Sherman: Imitation of LIfe
“Some of her images have become just about as iconic as the Hollywood ones she once riffed on, forming a new view of femininity in a postmodern age.”
—New York Times
Collecting over 100 works from four decades, this comprehensive survey makes its only stop outside of LA at the Wex. You’ll see everything from Sherman’s influential Untitled Film Stills (1977–80)—in which the artist employs makeup, costumes, lighting, and scenery to present herself as generic B-movie stars—through her 2016 series in which she takes on the guise of aging Hollywood divas. Occupying both sides of the camera, Sherman continues to raise crucial questions both about the role of the media in constructing identity and about the very nature of artistic creation. The exhibition concludes a year in which every artist featured in our galleries is a woman.
This exhibition was organized by The Broad, Los Angeles.
Generous support for the Wexner Center’s presentation of Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life is provided by the Crane Family Foundation and Agnes Gund.
Free for members, college students (with valid ID), those under 18
$8 general public
$6 senior citizens (65 and older)
$6 Ohio State faculty and staff (with BUCK ID)
All visitors are admitted to the exhibitions for free on Thursdays after 4 PM and on the first Sunday of each month; admission is also free with a ticket to any same-day Wexner Center event. The exhibitions are closed on Mondays.
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GENEROUS SUPPORT FOR CINDY SHERMAN: IMITATION OF LIFE
Crane Family Foundation
Orange Barrel Media
Dana and Brent Adler
Sam and Gigi Fried
DeeDee and Herb Glimcher
Susan Tomasky and Ron Ungvarsky
Arlene and Michael Weiss
Matrix Psychological Services / Visualopathy
SUPPORT FOR FREE AND LOW-COST PROGRAMS
Cardinal Health Foundation
GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation