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.
This 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. W-12 (2012), shown in several pictures here, is installed across from this untitled 1962 Tony Smith painting (which is in the BMA’s collection). It’s a striking juxtaposition, one that reminds the viewer that what she sees in the Smith is kind of how she’s seeing through the Oppenheimer.