Event

Special Exhibition Program: Dennis Oppenheim

Saturday, October 22, 2016
2:00pm

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Installation photos from Dennis Oppenheim: Terrestrial Studio. Left: Dead Furrow, 1967/2016; right: Wishing The Mountains Madness, 1977/2016. Courtesy Dennis Oppenheim Estate

Dennis Oppenheim: Recollections and Reflections on His Work in the Great “Terrestrial Studio”

Join earthworks historian Suzaan Boettger for personal and scholarly reflections inspired by the special exhibition Dennis Oppenheim: Terrestrial Studio. Registration is required. RSVP by October 20 to e.grenley@stormkingartcenter.org.

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Image courtesy of Daniel Root/The Root Group

Suzaan Boettger is an art historian and critic in New York City and Professor of the History of Art at Bergen Community College, New Jersey.  A scholar of environmental and environmentalist art, she is author of  Earthworks: Art and the Landscape of the Sixties (University of California Press, 2003), acclaimed by the New York Times Book Review as the “definitive history” and by the Library Journal as “a remarkable combination of insight and intellectual enthusiasm that, rare in a scholarly work, is easily accessible and a pleasure to read.”

Her book on the subsequent more environmentalist art is in process.  A native of Berkeley, California, she grew up in the same East Bay area as had Dennis Oppenheim, Walter de Maria, and Michael Heizer.  As part of her research, she spoke with Oppenheim several times and conducted an extensive oral history interview with him for the Archives of American Art.  She has contributed to all the major art magazines and to a dozen anthologies or exhibition catalogues and has lectured widely.

 

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