On The Road: Sara Oppenheimer at PPOW gallery in New York

Sarah Oppenheimer - "D-33" (2012), Installation view, aluminum, glass and existing architecture; Courtesy of the Artist and PPOW Gallery, New YorkSarah Oppenheimer – “D-33″ (2012), Installation view, aluminum, glass and existing architecture; Courtesy of the Artist and PPOW Gallery, New York

American artist Sarah Oppenheimer has created another hallmark structural intervention at PPOW gallery in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. Titled D-33, this triptych of geometric gaps have been seemingly sliced into the corners of the white walled exhibition space. Light is channeled through the various portholes in a visual gesture that bleeds warm and cool ambiance from one room to the next. Large in size and angular in presentation, the interactive holes are rimmed with a slick black aluminum and accented with panes of glass to add a nuanced dimension of reflection and refraction to the empty gallery. However empty is not the proper word for an exhibition that is so rich. As one moves through and around these inversions, the distorted architectural logic of the room that Oppenheimer has orchestrated becomes dizzyingly apparent and leaves the viewer questioning spatial perception and its optical malleability.

Sarah Oppenheimer "D-33" (2012), Installation View, aluminium, glass and existing architecture, Courtesy of the Artist and PPOW Gallery, New YorkSarah Oppenheimer – “D-33″ (2012), Installation view, aluminum, glass and existing architecture; Courtesy of the Artist and PPOW Gallery, New York

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Additional Information

PPOW
Sarah Oppenheimer
Exhibition: September 6 – October 13, 2012
535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

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Blog entry by Devon Caranicas in New York; Monday, Sept 17, 2012.




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