Facebook Crosspost: 2020-May-23

Looking for inspiration for your “Portraits of the Pandemic” exhibition submission? What about some inspiration from art history?

Featured Historic Self Portrait: Cindy Sherman

“The still must tease with the promise of a story the viewer of it itches to be told”

For four decades, American photographer Cindy Sherman has used her own body in a variety of roles and persona to explore cultural themes of gender, identity, and celebrity.

Sherman is a member of the Pictures Generation, a group of artists who came of age in the 1970s and responded to the mass media landscape with both humor and criticism, appropriating images from advertising, film, television, and magazines for their art.

Sherman was always interested in experimenting with different identities. As she has explained, “I wish I could treat every day as Halloween and get dressed up and go out into the world as some eccentric character.”

Inspired to submit? Click the link https://dbqart.org/portraits-of-the-pandemic/