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Warren Neidich: Cindy Unveiled

Warren Neidich: Cindy Unveiled
Opening Reception: June 18, 7-10PM

Louis V.E.S.P.
140 Jackson St, #4D
Brooklyn NY 11211

In 1986 the artist Warren Neidich, then acting as American Editor of the Belgian photography magazine Cliché visited Cindy Sherman in her studio at 51 Walker Street. The banal photographs exhibited at Louis V E.S.P were the result of this meeting. Cindy Sherman is seen without the equipment of her trade. She is without make up and with out costume. She is unmasked. She is in between acts and as such the seven photographs shot from this encounter are more about her state of readiness then her state of being. They capture her desire to be invisible in front of the camera of the other, to be something else besides that which we have become familiar with. What we know of her. What her self-portraits depict; the female impersonator of the feminized persona of the filmic still. These portraits are then contradictions to the self-portraits. They are in the Lacanian sense of the Object a, the image of lack.

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