Catherine Opie

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Catherine Opie

Catherine Opie, 700 Nimes Road

Los Angeles photographer Catherine Opie comes to Brown for a lecture about her work. The art world celebrity made a name for herself in the nineties with portraits of San Francisco’s queer S&M community. (One uncomfortable self-portrait features Opie pierced with dozens of needles, the word PERVERT carved into her bare chest.) The content of her work has toned down since then, though her focus on sexuality and otherness is evident in her portraits of high school football players and, more subtly, in her beautiful documentary-style photographs of Elizabeth Taylor’s house. (Taken before and after Taylor’s death, Opie got access to the house because she and Liz had the same accountant.)

April 05 2017


Date: April 5, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
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List Art Center, Room 120

64 College Street
Providence, RI 02906 United States

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