July 8–August 5, 2017
Developed in collaboration with the Ohio State University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Sarah Oppenheimer’s sculpture S-PT consists of two glass and metal structures anchored by a 45-degree pivot mechanism. The piece’s rectangular shape implies a right-angle pattern of movement, but the rotating axis breaks this expectation. Oppenheimer’s S-PT has an awareness of space and movement, exploring the complexity of perception.
The viewer of the work is, in essence, operating an enormous switch, reorienting the piece and realigning the angle of the light, just as Oppenheimer herself is constantly switching through a complex field of media formats.
-Alexander R. Galloway, Sarah Oppenheimer S-337473, (Columbus: Wexner Center for the Arts, 2017).