make themselves the focus and subject of their work, producing the most provocative
, crude and nearly animalistic imagery.
Woodman is one of the most recognized artists, who in her short ten-year career produced over 600 works. Possibly one of my favorite photographers, Woodman studied at RISD, and spent her most prolific years in Providence, RI, which holds a special place in my heart.
, Zoe Gruni is a new discovery for me, but a truly wonderful one. Similar to Cindy Sherman
she disguises herself and gains a new identity in front of the camera lens. Gruni puts on a fur mask and photographs herself
as she travels the world.
For Woodman and Gruni, Italy was a place of creative formation. Both artists
found a source of inspiration for their diaristic
work in Surrealism
, and photographed themselves obsessively
Both works are part of the Armory show
, and are on view between March 7 and 10.