Catherine Opie: In and Around Home

Catherine Opie:
In and Around Home

June 4 – September 3, 2006

This exhibition showcases Catherine Opie’s earliest photographs from the mid-1980s to her most recent series, In and Around Home (completed in 2005) that document the people, places, and identities in our culture. Since the prominent debut of her images, Opie has continued to explore the rich terrain of cultural portraiture and the documentary tradition in America. In its compelling clarity and inherent variation, her work reveals a deeply personal commitment to the dignity of her subjects. OCMA’s presentation expands this multi-venue exhibition with selections from additional series including Master Plan, Freeways, Houses, Mini-Malls, and Surfers, all taken in and around Los Angeles.

Exhibition Tour Schedule:
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
January 22 – May 14, 2006

Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
September 29 – December 30, 2006

Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
February 11 – April 29, 2007

This exhibition was co-organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT and curated by Elizabeth Armstrong (OCMA) and Jessica Hough (Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum).

Catherine Opie, Nick, 2003; C-print; 31-1/4 x 24-3/4 inches; Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles. © 2006 Catherine Opie.
Catherine Opie: In and Around Home (installation view), 2006; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. Photo: Bliss Photography.