Thursday, February 17, 2005

Cindy Sherman as Clown

I really wasn't sure what to make of the Cindy Sherman show that was last at Metro Pictures in Chelsea... The digital was clearly digital: eye-popping colour. There was something creepy about the photos too--perhaps the notion of the aging clown cast as one of favourite photographers was a bit too much for me. Actually, I admired the fact that she wasn't hiding her age. Of course the whole Ronald McDonald thing here, the whole clown's are usually the saddest people--but come on. Maybe it's her way of working through Steve Martin?
For a peak behind the mask click here. (photo from Metro Pictures)

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