This second guest on this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast is Sarah Oppenheimer, a New York-based artist whose architectural interventions challenge our perception of space.
Next week the Baltimore Museum of Art will re-open its remodeled contemporary wing. As part of the re-opening the museum will unveil two commissioned works by Oppenheimer that will be permanently on view at the museum. This is one of them, W-12 (2012). There are no photo-tricks going on here: If the viewer looks through the aperture to the left, she sees straight ahead into a staircase. Through the right aperture, she sees the BMA gallery immediately below where she is standing. Art as real-world special-effect!