London: The Photographers' Gallery, 2000. 1st Edition. Slim folio, publisher's photo-illustrated glossy paper-covered boards.
"Like the freeways which connect her native Los Angeles's scattered communities, there are many connective ideas in Catherine Opie's seemingly diverse body of photography. On the simplest level, her photographic subjects describe her relationship to the world: her friends, the landscape she travels through daily, her own desires and anxieties. And yet, like all great artists, she transforms the personal, the local, the merely autobiographical, into a universal enquiry about the contemporary world and the nature of human existence within it" (from the introduction). Inscribed exhibition catalog published in conjunction with influential lesbian fine art photographer Catherine Opie's first solo show in the UK, held at The Photographers' Gallery in London. Illustrated throughout with color and black-and-white plates, including the butch, trans, and transgressive portraits Opie is best recognized for, alongside panoramic images of Los Angeles's freeway system during the 1990s. With an introduction by The Photographers' Gallery senior programmer Kate Bush, a transcribed interview between Opie and artist Russell Ferguson from 1996, and a critical essay on Opie's body of work by curator Joshua Decker. Inscribed by Opie front endpaper "for Philip'," accompanied by an endearing illustration. No dust jacket, as issued. Light banging to spine-ends and corners. Near fine. Item #2251