Visiting Artists Program presents Lecture by Sarah Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer examines our perception of space through sculpture and installation. By creating new apertures in existing structures, she establishes new lines of sight with a play on architectural intervention. These openings function as both holes and screens, as the viewer’s perception toggles between that of object and absence. Oppenheimer received a BA from Brown University in 1995 and an MFA in painting from Yale University in 1999. Recent projects include MF-142 at Annely Juda, London; VP-41 at Art Unlimited, Basel; and Automatic Cities at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. Her work has been exhibited at such venues as the Drawing Center, the Sculpture Center, Skulpturens Hus (Stockholm), the Saint Louis Art Museum, and the Mattress Factory among others. She is the recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship 2009, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship 2007, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Art 2007, an NYFA Fellowship 2006, and a Rema Hort Mann Foundation Fellowship 2003. Oppenheimer serves as a critic for Yale’s Painting/Printmaking department.