Artworks, Union Station Passageway Art Gallery

Passing Through

Catherine Opie, Passing Through

Project Description

Each grouping of images within Union Station represent not only details from the physical environment, but also time and passage, light and vision, and the romantic notion of traveling and greetings over the years.

Artist Statement

“The way that the light plays throughout the architecture of Union Station was a very large influence on this body of work. Although visitors will be passing through the very location that the light boxes represent, it is my belief that these photographs, through time, will begin to influence the very space that one inhabits, whether on a daily commute or a one-time trip. My desire as an artist is to create a reflection on Union Station so that others will begin to pick their heads up from their devices and engage with the environment around them.”

About the Artist

CATHERINE OPIE is a Professor of Fine Art at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in group shows and with solo exhibitions at the Long Beach Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, Los Angeles County of Art Museum and Guggenheim Museum. She is the recipient of notable awards for her art and teaching and her work is part of several public collections including the Perez Art Museum of Miami; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.