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A Q&A With Catherine Opie About Her Bold New Body of Work at Regen Projects

Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles; © Catherine Opie
Detail of Catherine Opie, “Kate & Laura,” 2012
by Yasmine Mohseni
Published: March 15, 2013
Seminal artist Catherine Opie is unveiling a new series in her solo show at Regen Projects, celebrating her 20-year collaboration with the L.A. gallery. The new photos are a departure from the aggressively political imagery of her past work. Here, the portraits and landscapes invite the viewer on an introspective journey into the artist’s current state of mind. Opie pulls from art history, notably Renaissance painterHans Holbein and Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn, to create a series of contemporary photographs that address the theme of humanity and our cognitive relationship to memory and history. ARTINFO’s Yasmine Mohseni visited the exhibition with the artist, who offered insight into a new body of work that is at once quiet and powerful.

Artist and Former L.A. MOCA Board Member Catherine Opie’s Take on LACMA’s Merger Move


 catherine-opie-lacma-mocaThe photographer Catherine Opie, one of four artists who resigned from their positions on the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Los Angeles last year, has been very critical of the decisions made in recent years by institution’s administration, which received an offer earlier this week from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) that would have the latter, much larger museum take over MOCA. ARTINFO reached Opie earlier today to ask the artist for her thoughts about the merger proposal.

What the Stars of the LA Art World Want for Christmas

Clockwise from top left: Bettina Korek, Andrea Fiuczynski, Maggie Kayne, China Chow, Perry Rubenstein, Franklin Sirmans, and Catherine Opie
by Yasmine Mohseni
Published: December 23, 2012

ARTINFO got one of its presents early this year: A dedicated Los Angeles correspondent. To celebrate, we’ve asked a few Los Angeles art notables what they would like to give or receive this year, and rounded up their answers.

In case you happen to run into one of them, keep these in mind. Otherwise, perhaps it will inspire you, as you get ready to wrap presents for your loved ones.

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