Art Out: Catherine Opie - The Modernist
Images by Yanika Anukulpun
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce Catherine Opie’s next exhibition with the gallery, The Modernist. The photography series and related film—Opie’s first—offer a distinct narrative arc as they follow a fictional artist character on an arsonist spree across Los Angeles, targeting the city’s iconic modernist buildings. The 21:44 minute photo-roman is comprised of 852 black-and-white photographs, and builds off the formal legacy of Chris Marker’s revolutionary La Jetée (1962). A work that envisions memory, dystopia, and the postapocalyptic world through still photographs, Marker’s film is apt art historical inspiration for Opie’s observation on the volatility and disjoint in present day America.
Lehmann Maupin Gallery
November 1st, 2018 - January 12th, 2019
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM
501 W 24th Street, New York, NY
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