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Gallery Opening with Yale Artist Sarah Oppenheimer

Rice University Art Gallery
Opening Celebration Thursday Evening, Sep 16
Gallery Talk Friday Noon, Sep 17

A rising star in contemporary art, Yale alumna and art faculty member Sarah Oppenheimer has prepared a groundbreaking site-specific installation for the Rice University Art Gallery. 

Rice invites Yale alumni to get an inaugural view of the exhibit THIS THURSDAY, September 16th, with an evening reception, and THIS FRIDAY, September 17th, with a lunchtime gallery talk. 

From the exhibit website:

For her Rice Gallery installation, Sarah Oppenheimer will explore a completely new kind of “hole."  To move beyond her existing typology, Oppenheimer will focus on the way light enters the Rice Gallery space through the building's façade of exterior windows, an entry foyer area, and the gallery's front glass wall. By controlling the light that passes through these spaces, Oppenheimer’s installation will create surprising views for gallery visitors that will derive from glass's natural ability to be a window or a highly reflective surface depending upon the lighting conditions. As Oppenheimer explains, I have not yet generated a directed opening [a hole] that is at once mirror and window by using an existing curtain wall [the front glass wall]. This is what I plan to do at Rice.

Sarah Oppenheimer received a B.A. from Brown University in 1995 and an M.F.A. in painting from Yale University in 1999. Recent projects include MF-142 at Annely Juda, London; VP-41 at Art Unlimited, Basel; and Automatic Cities at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. Her work has been exhibited at such venues as the Drawing Center, the Sculpture Center, Skulpturens Hus (Stockholm), the Saint Louis Art Museum, and the Mattress Factory among others. She is the recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship 2009, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship 2007, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Art 2007, an NYFA fellowship (in the category of Architecture/Environmental Structures) 2006, and a Rema Hort Mann Foundation Fellowship 2003. Ms. Oppenheimer joined the Yale faculty in 2003 and was appointed critic in painting/printmaking in 2005.

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