CATHERINE OPIE: PORTRAITS AND LANDSCAPES_THOMAS DANE GALLERY, LONDON

03 October, 2017

CATHERINE OPIE: PORTRAITS AND LANDSCAPES

Thomas Dane Gallery is proud to announce the gallery’s first exhibition of American photographer Catherine Opie, with a presentation of new work from her ongoing seriesĀ Portraits and Landscapes. This, her most recent body of work, draws inspiration from Old Master European portraiture and historical landscape photography, and is shown here for the first time in the UK.

Catherine Opie is considered one of the leading photographers of her generation and one of the foremost documentarians of American life. Her practice, sometimes described as ‘social portraiture’ spans studio portraits, seascapes, landscapes, scenes of American domestic life, freeways, malls and political rallies. Opie shot to prominence in the mid 1990s with a spectacular sequence of studio portraits of her close friends from within the West Coast leather community: transvestites, transsexuals, drag queens, body manipulators and others who use the body as a site of sexual and aesthetic experimentation, creating a sequence of elegant, gorgeously coloured photographs that gave their subjects a regal dignity.

Exhibition Dates: 3 October – 18 November, 2017

3 Duke Street, St James’s, SW1Y

 

For further information please visit Thomas Dane Gallery’s website here