Visiting Artists Program: Current Lectures
Catherine Opie, Kate, 2007, Chromogenic Print, 30 x 40 inches. Courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles
The Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium, 230 S. Columbus Dr.
Monday, September 10, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Since the early 1990s, Catherine Opie’s photography has documented sexual, communal, and cultural identity. Her subject matter is diverse, ranging from portraits of personal relationships and social and lifestyle networks, to cityscapes, still lifes, and landscapes. Opie’s formally rigorous aesthetic and deep investigation of how communities form and are defined bind together a practice that honors the humanity of all her subjects.
Opie has exhibited extensively including at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; St. Louis Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, among others. She is the 2012–13 William and Stephanie Sick Distinguished Professor at SAIC and will teach in the Photography department in spring 2013. Established in 2006 by a generous gift from William and Stephanie Sick, this distinguished professorship enables internationally renowned artists and designers to visit and teach at SAIC.
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