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Exhibition, Fri 17 May - Sun 7 Jul 2019, free entry

Cartwright Hall

Cartwright Hall


Lister Park,

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David (2017) by Catherine Opie, photographic print, edition of 5, lent from private collection.

Catherine Opie is considered one of the leading photographers of her generation and one of the foremost documntarians of American life. The language of painting has imbued the portraits Opie has made throughout her career, the compositions recalling the Old Master paintings she first saw as a young girl visiting museums through the Mid-West.

David taken from the exhibition Portaits and Landscapes (2017) shares the same qualities as the rest of the series - rich in colour, a sparse and formal composition recalling European 17th century portraiture. Hockney is posed in front of a black drop cloth and theatrically lit, his face rendered in intimate detail. Opie is encouraging the viewer to slow down and stare: in an age of image saturation and high-speed turnover of our visual environment this photograph demands our attention.

Image copyright Catherine Opie, courtesy Thomas Dane Gallery.

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Event details

Dates Times
Fri 17 May - Sun 7 Jul 2019
Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm - please note: we are closed on Mondays

Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 11am - 4pm

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and Mondays except Bank Holidays

On occasion there may be limited access to galleries due to booked events. Please contact Reception for information in advance of your visit 01274 431212.


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    Map reference: SE 151351  Lat: 53.81196 Long: -1.77215

    Cartwright Hall Art Gallery is in the middle of Lister Park, one and a half miles from the City Centre on the A650 Manningham Lane. There is limited parking in Lister Park, accessible from North Park Road (off Oak Lane). Lister Park is served by many city centre bus services including 23, 25, 26, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 622, 647, 662, w5. Cartwright Hall is about ten minutes' uphill walk from Frizinghall railway station.

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    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0.8 miles from Frizinghall Train station


    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access