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As part of my photography course, I have to track my development on a blog. The posts from September 2011 until January 2012 are part of a module called Project Management, for which I was required to work in a group of eight students to create an exhibition. The blog followed every step we took in order to create a successful gallery. The blog posts starting from September 2012 follow my final year on the course. I'll be documenting my research and analysis of my final year projects, as well as include notes of my Professional Practice unit - which prepares us for a range of post graduate options. Finally it also looks at a project called New Creatives, where I'll be working alongside an artists to help college students get more involved with art.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Cindy Sherman...

"While Sherman is still photographing herself in a range of various guises, she has decidedly broken free of the frames that constrict her former work and has blown up photographs of an eclectic cast of characters to create a larger than life sized tableaux that extends throughout the two spaces of the gallery." - Michelle Schultz on www.dailyserving.com
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2010. 
Cindy Sherman is an excellent example of stepping out of the box. This photograph is taken at her solo exhibition at Sprueth Magers. "The murals plaster the rooms like wallpaper, an effect furthered by the illustrative black and white backdrop, reminiscent of a Victorian woodlands as interpreted through home decor." (Michelle Schultz). Sherman's work hasn't got any boundaries, being surrounded by such massive images you almost feel immersed and engrossed into Shermans world. Although this doesn't follow the traditional concept of the 'white cube' it does still play upon a similar idea - the massive, graffiti-like, photos are on a white wall and therefore do stand out. Sherman has reached beyond the typical and created something new. " As one of the most successful artists of the past decades there is an immense amount of pressure to continually produce something new. " (Michelle Schultz). For more images and information click here. 

The clip below is an interview with Cindy Sherman where she explains she wants to challenge herself:

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