New York-based artist Sarah Oppenheimer is known for her spectacular architectural interventions with which she surprises the visitors of galleries, museums and art fairs. D-33 is Sarah Oppenheimer’s most recent piece. It transforms the exhibition space of the gallery P.P.O.W. in New York City by using aluminum, glass, light, and the existing architecture. Oppenheimer’s installation links the six discreet rooms of the gallery, playing with the visual and physical distance experienced by the viewer. This video provides you with an exhibition walk-through on the opening night, and Sarah Oppenheimer explains the concept of the work.
On September 28, 2012, there’s a panel at P.P.O.W. in conjunction with D-33 by Sarah Oppenheimer. The panel, which will explore the potential of a typology of architectural absence is called Typology of Void. The panelists are Nana Last, David Reinfurt, and Sarah Oppenheimer. It will be moderated by Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss.
In late November 2012 another architectural intervention of Sarah Oppenheimer will open at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Upcoming exhibits include solo shows at the Wall House in the Netherlands; Duve Berlin, Germany, and Site Sante Fe, New Mexico.
Sarah Oppenheimer: D-33 at P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York. Opening reception and interview, September 1, 2012. For more videos about Sarah Oppenheimer go to Sarah Oppenheimer at VernissageTV.
Update (Oct. 15, 2012): Review of the exhibition by Roberta Smith at New York Times.
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In late November, Oppenheimer’s groundbreaking architectural intervention will open at the Baltimore Museum of Art. The installation will link the museum’s modern and contemporary collections through two apertures that traverse floor, ceiling and walls. Currently, Oppenheimer’s work can be seen in Factory Direct at the Warhol Museum and 610-3356 at the Mattress Factory, both in Pittsburgh. Oppenheimer’s upcoming exhibits include solo projects at the Wall House in the Netherlands; Duve Berlin, Germany; and Site Santa Fe, New Mexico; her work will be included in Against the Grain at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City.
Oppenheimer was awarded the Rome Prize Fellowship in 2010-2011 and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in 2011. Recent exhibitions include D-17 at Rice University, Houston, TX; Automatic Cities at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, CA; Currents: Sarah Oppenheimer at the Saint Louis Art Museum, MO; and Inner and Outer Space at the Mattress Factory, in Pittsburgh, PA. Oppenheimer lectures extensively and was recently featured in a number of catalogues published exclusively about her work, including “Keunstler Kritishes Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst” with an essay by Ines Goldbach, “Sarah Oppenheimer D-17,” published by Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, with an interview and introduction by Kimberly Davenport, and “Sarah Oppenheimer MF-142″ at Annely Juda Fine Art with an essay by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz.