January 20, 2006 - The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum - Catherine Opie
January 20, 2006

Catherine Opie

Catherine Opie, Oliver in a Tutu, 2005
From the series In and Around Home
Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Gladstone Gallery, New York

1999 & In and Around Home

The 2004 Larry Aldrich Award Exhibition

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT

tel 203.438.4519 www.aldrichart.org

Catherine Opie will debut a new series of photographs at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum titled In and Around Home opening on Sunday, January 22 through May 14, 2006.

This new body of work will be shown alongside 1999, a series taken while on a road trip across the U.S. at the millennium. 1999 is an examination of America through landscape. The photographs are mostly unpopulated, leaving the viewer to conceive of America and its history from the artifacts left behind. This exhibition has been co-organized by the Orange County Museum of Art, and will be on view there from June 3 through September 3, 2006, and will travel to Cleveland, where it will be on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland from September 29 through December 30, 2006.

Born in Sandusky, Ohio, Catherine Opie received a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. She has taught at Yale University and is currently a professor of photography at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she lives and works. She is the recipient of the 2004 Larry Aldrich Award, which honors an American artist whose work has had a significant impact on contemporary visual culture during the previous three years. Previous recipients of the award, who are selected by an independent panel, include Anne Hamilton (1998), Janine Antoni (1999), Doug Aitken (2000), Mark Dion (2001), Fred Wilson (2002), David Hammons (2003), and Kara Walker (2005).
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The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, located at 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT, is renowned as a national leader for its presentation of outstanding new art, cultivation of emerging artists, and innovation in museum education. Regular Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm. For more information, call 203.438.4519 or visit www.aldrichart.org.

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