Visual Arts Program

Wednesday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m.


Talk The Talk - Gerald Mead On Cindy Sherman

Talk The Talk is a series of lectures where artists are invited to speak about the work of other artists. Hallwalls presents artists' talks on a continuing basis. Each gallery exhibiting artist talks about their own work and process on the opening night of their exhibition, but we want to provide an additional forum for the work of artists to be discussed from other, distinct perspectives.

Because we approach Western New York artists to present, we ask that their subjects also be WNY artists, living or dead. Previous subjects have included Allan d'Arcangelo, Adam Zyglis, Skylar Borgstrom, Bill Maggio, Chad Grohman, Joan Linder, Bruce Adams, Frani Evedon, Eric Evinczik, W. Michelle Harris, Candace Masters, Lillian Mendez, Phyllis Thompson, Rich Tomasello, Joe Whalen, Fotini Galanes, Edward Bisone, Robert Traynham Coles, and Hollis Frampton.

Previous talks can be found on our YouTube channel...

"To the world, Cindy Sherman is a universally celebrated photographer who is a seminal figure in the contemporary art world who made a career of making chameleonic “self portraits.” To us, she is all that, but we also know her as Cindy, the Buff State student who helped found Hallwalls and went on to became famous, really famous. She is our art community’s equivalent of hometown icons like Lucille Ball, Tim Russert and Jim Kelly. My talk, from the perspective of a curator and collector, will briefly survey numerous series of her work spanning five decades and draw attention to her photographs in public and private collections in the region."