Gene Sherman

Rebel With a Cause

By Elaine W. Ng

LIN TIANMIAO, Badges (detail), 2009, white silk satin, colored silk threads, gold embroidery frames made of stainless steel, sound, 

dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and the Gene and Brian Sherman Collection, Sydney.

Gene Sherman thrives best when confronted with obstacles. Born into an Austro-German family in South Africa in 1947, she emigrated to Australia, first in 1964 as a young woman, along with her parents and brother, then again in 1976 after a stint in London with her husband Brian and two young…

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