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Long Beach Museum of Art

Exhibition Detail
Twelve Miles to the Horizon
2300 East Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90803

October 5th, 2012 - March 24th, 2013
October 4th, 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunset #1, Catherine OpieCatherine Opie, Sunset #1, 2009, C-print
© Courtesy of the Artist and Long Beach Museum of Art
long beach
Thu 11-8; Fri-Sun 11-5

Come join us at the Long Beach Museum of Art to celebrate L.A. artist Catherine Opie’s photographic exhibition "Twelve Miles to the Horizon", chronicling her journey on a cargo ship from the Port of Busan, South Korea to the Port of Long Beach.

This selection of photographs by Catherine Opie will be installed within sight of the Port of Long Beach that is pictured in the final image of this sublime series of photographs taken while Opie traversed the Pacific Ocean on a ten day voyage of a container ship from Busan, Korea to Long Beach, California. In the late nineties, Opie described her work as "always about my surroundings and the way I wander through the world." She photographed one sunset and one sunrise suspended at the horizon in the middle of each vertically oriented photograph. The twenty sunsets and sunrises communicate not only the vast "emptiness" of the ocean, but also the passage of time in the shifting changes of light, color, sea and sky. The exhibition is augmented by Opies' notes and drawings made during the trip.

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