Like Cindy Sherman, Woodman began to make art in the mid-1970s, using herself as the subject for photos with a Conceptual edge. But there the comparison ends. While Sherman's work was all about archly staged artifice and pop culture's intrusion into daily life, Woodman's created a spontaneous theater of self-drama that was as dreamlike as it was real.
The artist pictured herself naked within rooms that somehow seemed neglected or abandoned, using long exposures to blur her movements. This show is the first major survey of the artist's career—which was cut short by suicide in 1981—in 25 years.