Sarah Oppenheimer holds an M.F.A. from Yale University and a B.A. in Semiotics from Brown University. Upcoming and recent solo exhibitions include shows at the Baltimore Museum of Art; Galerie Von Bartha Garage, Basel, Switzerland; Annely Juda Fine Art, London; and The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; the deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; the Queens Museum of Art; LACE, Los Angeles; and others. Selected grants and awards include the Rome Prize, a NYFA Fellowship in Architecture, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.
Sarah Oppenheimer opens apertures in existing architectures, modifying the modular units that make up our standardized urban world. These apertures demarcate new lines of sight within the space of display and can function as both “holes” and “screens.” This effect forces the viewer’s gaze to toggle between object and void. The space of display is transformed from a container for specific objects into a vectored but non-linear series of filmic views.
Image credit: courtesy of the artist