Wednesday 5 April 5:00pm
Catherine Opie, a visual artist known for sparking discussions on hot-button issues, will deliver a Visiting Artist Lecture sponsored by the Department of Visual Art. During the early 1990s, Opie created portraits that magnified California’s sadomasochist leather subculture within the gay, lesbian and transgender communities. Two of the most prominent self-portraits featured self-inflicted wounds that depicted a child-like image of a house and two women holding hands and another being of a woman with the word "pervert" carved into her skin. A continued theme of inclusion versus exclusion can be seen throughout her photography. The event begins at 5 p.m. in the List Art Building, 64 College St.