CEPA Gallery publication from exhibition for Mythologies of Identity, Volume I: A Cindy Sherman Retrospective from the Gerald Mead Collection & Volume II: Real-Life Cowboys by Jean-René Leblanc & A Genderless World by Dane Adrian Smith.
Through fashion props and styling, the artists of Mythologies of Identity showcase personas that challenge heteronormative definitions of gender in photography. The project bridges the gap between masculine and feminine through various simulations. First, Sherman’s career-long identity performances through self-portraiture; then emerging trans artist Dane-Adrian Smith and their Post-Gender World; finally, a Virtual Reality project on contemporary cowboy culture in the Canadian Midwest by Jean-René Leblanc. Following a long history of exploratory art practice at CEPA, the exhibition illustrates how visuals play a role in personal agency and empowerment in gender expression.
● Two, 40-page full-color catalogs
● Product Dimensions: 6.69″ x 9.61
● Publisher: CEPA Gallery (2023)
● Language: English
●Volume I ISBN: 978-0-939784-38-7
●Volume II ISBN: 978-0-939784-39-4