Sarah Oppenheimer

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Sarah Oppenheimer (b. 1972 Austin, Texas) is a visual artist based in New York City.

Oppenheimer’s work extends the disciplinary boundaries between sculpture and architecture. Her calculated manipulation of standardized spaces disrupts the embodied experience of spatial continuity, clarifying the physical and perceptual experience of the built environment.[1][2] [3] Describing Oppenheimer’s work in Artforum, senior editor Julian Rose writes, "Oppenheimer, literally working inside architecture, has found a new place for a new kind of subject. She offers a welcome reminder that architecture—and by extension the space of today—need not be experienced in a state of distraction, or worse, an induced fog of affect, but can instead be explored in a condition of uncertainty and attention."[4] In Automatic Cities: The Architectural Imaginary in Contemporary Art, Giuliana Bruno writes, "Oppenheimer subjects the practice of architecture to inventive, analytic operations that question the inner structure of our forms of dwelling."[5] Reviewing Oppenheimer's work in The New York Times, Roberta Smith writes: "Difference prevails; a new variation on the empty-gallery-as-art is achieved; and space is torqued in ways both apparent and mysterious."[6][7][8][9]

Oppenheimer has been the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship (2007); the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation (2010-11); the Rome Prize (2010–11) and the Joan Mitchell Foundation fellowship (2011).

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  1. ^ Crow, Kelly (October 19, 2012). "A Baltimore Museum Becomes the Art Object". Wall Street Journal. p. D5. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Hirsch, Faye (December 2012). "Exhibition Reviews: Sarah Oppenheimer P.P.O.W.". Art in America. 
  3. ^ Kennicott, Philip (November 16, 2012). "Baltimore Museum of Art completes renovation of contemporary galleries". Washington Post. 
  4. ^ Rose, Julian. Mirror Travel: Julian Rose on Sarah Oppenheimer’s W-120301, 2012. Artforum. April 2013. p 240-243
  5. ^ Clark, Robin with essay by Giuliana Bruno. “Automatic Cities: The Architectural Imaginary in Contemporary Art.” Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 2009.
  6. ^ Smith, Roberta (October 11, 2012). "Sarah Oppenheimer’s D-33 at P.P.O.W.". New York Times. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 
  7. ^ Kastner, Jeffrey. Sarah Oppenheimer, P.P.O.W. Artforum. November 2012. p 274.
  8. ^ Smith, Roberta (December 16, 2012). "Roberta Smith’s Year in Art". New York Times. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  9. ^ Smith, Roberta (December 16, 2012). "Art Fairs Full of Bling if Not Fire". New York Times. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Hallway". The Drawing Center. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "VP-41: Art 40 Basel 2009". Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  12. ^ "D-17". Rice Gallery. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  13. ^ "W-120301". Baltimore Museum of Art. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  14. ^ "33-D". Kunsthaus Baselland. 
  15. ^ "S-3399390". Museum of Modern Art Luxembourg. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  16. ^ "S-281913". Perez Art Museum Miami. Retrieved 11 July 2016.