World-renowned artist Catherine Opie will speak in conjunction with her exhibition Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road. Her work gained attention in the mid-1990s when her photograph Self-Portrait/Pervert, 1994, was exhibited at the Whitney Museum of Art. Since then, she has been revered for her ability to photograph the intimacy of community, as it is produced through place, symbols, events, and self-identification. Her photographs record American diversity with both portraits and landscapes. Her unique form of social documentary photography has led her to create work about subjects ranging from lesbian families and San Francisco’s S&M community to high school football players and surfers. Her landscape work has addressed strip malls and freeway junctions in Los Angeles, as well as formal architectural studies in Chicago and New York. Her most recent body of work, Portraits and Landscapes, combines the two genres, drawing upon art historical references such as old master paintings.
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