Date : 28-06-2019

Cindy Sherman: Early Works, 1975-80. Curated by Sebastien Montabonel

Stills is excited to announce an exhibition showcasing seminal early works by Cindy Sherman, one of the most influential artists of the last 40 years.

The exhibition at Stills will present the series, Untitled (Murder Mystery People), in Scotland for the first time. This body of work represents some of Sherman’s earliest self-portrait photographs that were made in 1976, the year she graduated from the art department at the State University College at Buffalo, USA. The exhibition will also include the 16mm film, Doll Clothes, (1975) and a selection of works from Untitled Film Stills (1977-80), the series for which that Sherman first gained international recognition.

Throughout her career, Sherman has worked with photography to picture herself in a range of guises and personas. Drawing upon images from art history, film, TV, magazines and the internet, she has become well known and hugely influential for her explorations into the construction of contemporary identity and the nature of representation.

Cindy Sherman: Early Works, 1975-80 is timed to coincide with a major retrospective of the artist’s work at the National Portrait Gallery, London. The exhibition at Stills has been co-curated with Sebastien Montabonel, founder of Montabonel & Partners. Stills is grateful to The SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection, Vienna and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin for the loan of works to the exhibition.


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