Catherine Opie | the artist
The artist Catherine Opie
Born 1961, Sandusky, Ohio, USA.
Lives and works in Los Angeles and New York, .
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Since the late 1980s, Catherine Opie’s interest in the motif of the visual road trip has resulted in photographic series that simultaneously document and question personal and collective identities that characterize America. For the past two winters, as the Walker’s 2001 Visual Arts artist-in-residence, she has focused on two specific architectural elements in and around the Twin Cities: ice-fishing houses and skyways…
Sara dancing, sparkly top
For this work, Opie uses a light-emitting diode (L.E.D.), which will depict a woman in constant motion as she dances on Ridgefield’s Main Street 24-hours a day. Both stylized and iconic, the sculpture is 73" high by 43" wide by 10" deep, and will attract notice from people driving and walking to and from town…
In and Around Home
"Catherine Opie is one of the nation’s most important photographers today documenting the American scene through regional landscapes and cultural portraiture," stated Elizabeth Armstrong, OCMA deputy director and chief curator. "This exhibition of her work focuses on the poignant polarities of communities, values, and identities within the contradictory landscape that is Southern California."