Mirror Images

Women, Surrealism, and Self-Representation

Mirror Images

Yayoi Kusama, Blue Coat, 1967; Cotton cloth stuffed on wire; Collection Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA; Bequest of Louis Shapiro, by Exchange

January 09 - April 06, 1999

The self-representational work of three generations of women artists associated with or influenced by the surrealist movement will be presented in this exhibition. Mirror Images includes approximately eighty-five paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures dating from 1928 to 1996 by twenty-two artists from North and Central America, Europe, and Japan. Louise Bourgeois, Claude Cahun, Eva Hesse, Frida Kahlo, Yayoi Kusama, Ana Mendieta, Meret Oppenheim, Cindy Sherman, and Kiki Smith are among the artists whose work will be on view.

The San Francisco presentation is generously supported by Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein with additional support from John and Kimberly Knight.