Visual Arts

Sarah Oppenheimer

2016, 2015, 2014

Sarah Oppenheimer presenting


This year’s Residency Award for Oppenheimer represents a continuation of  the project first conceived by the artist during her residency in the 2014–15 season. The New York-based artist has conceived a complex site-specific installation that directly respondsand draws attention to the center’s distinctive design by Peter Eisenman, challenging visitors to re-experience the space. Oppenheimer will create a mechanical, rotating pivot system affecting the way visitors perceive the thresholds, sightlines, and interwoven grids of the Wex galleries. To fully research and realize the project, Oppenheimer is working with students and faculty at Ohio State’s Knowlton School of Architecture and College of Engineering. She has also engaged Columbus-based architect Jerome Scott, who was a young associate in the Eisenman office when the center was designed and who served as a design consultant for the center’s 2003–2005 renovation.