Catherine Opie's song to Herself
Catherine Opie, "Self-Portrait/Cutting," 1993
Catherine Opie, "Self-portrait/Pervert," 1994
Catherine Opie, "Self-portrait/Nursing," 2003
The world cracks open like an egg every day -- more and more of it is visible to me all the time. I missed this work altogether for years. I looked at it, underestimated what it was, and insisted on my impression. And now it's knocking me out.
As Jen Graves points out in Art News, in "Self-portrait/Cutting" the house is bleeding.