Cindy Sherman’s mosaic of selves
Slippery identity in Sherman’s mosaic of selves
“Cindy Sherman,’’ a very large, very impressive, and rather overwhelming photographic retrospective, runs through June 11 at the Museum of Modern Art. For 35 years, Sherman has created a mosaic of selves with her work. How large is that mosaic? There are 171 photographs in the show, nearly all of them examples of Sherman’s photographic self-presentations in which she assumes a role, creates a character, plays a part, or enacts a type. Sometimes she does all four at once.