Catherine Opie | Under the Silver Moon

One Of 25 Art Covers for Flaunt's 25th Anniversary Issue

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Catherine Opie. "Yes Ma'am" (1990). 1990/2024 Pigment Print. 37.5 x 30 Inches. © Catherine Opie. Courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

Catherine Opie, whether picturing her friends in the grand manner of Hans Holbein or revealing the poetry of surfers and quarterbacks, LA- based photographer Catherine Opie approaches the iconic in pursuit of equality. Harmony is fraught, a selection of more than sixty never-before-seen photographs, including many from her days as an artist in 1990s queer LA, opens January 11 at Regen Projects in Los Angeles, followed by a solo exhibition at Brazil’s MASP this July.

How do you relate to the phrase, ‘every cloud has a silver lining’?

I’ve spent a lot of time looking at clouds and I’m fairly fascinated by them. I’d say the silver lining aspect is about optimism, in my mind. For me, it’s a visual moment in which the sun outlines a cloud and it bursts with energy through the sky.

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Flaunt Magazine, Catherine Opie, 25th Anniversary Issue, Under The Silver Moon, Issue 190, Yes Ma'am, Regen Projects