Tony Oursler is a pioneer of New Media and video art. Metro Pictures presents a variety of new works, including this stunning Cigarette Forest, 6 foot tall columns upon which smoldering cigarette projections burn away. Other multimedia works in this show incuded issues on money (a giant talking five dollar bill), scratch lotto tickets, and gambling machines.
Metro Pictures presents new works by Cindy Sherman. Sherman interogates identity cliches, now she has moved towards the vielle bourgois dame, investigating cliche of beauty and aging…. too much make up, too many facelifts.The funny part of this exhibition, there was a group of women being toured around Chelsea Galleries, the tour guide was being tactful enough until the one visitor remarked “WOW, she looks exactly like Joan in this one!!!”