Dennis Oppenheim: Large Scale Drawings for Selected Projects, 1977-1983

Dennis Oppenheim
Study for Dreams and Nightmares:
Journey of an Exploded Weave,
1983
Dennis Oppenheim
Drawing
Museum purchase
This summer in the Brown Study room the David Owsley Museum of Art Ball State University will exhibit nine works on paper by artist Dennis Oppenheim. Born in Washington in 1938, Oppenheim lives and works in New York.

A conceptual artist known mostly as a sculptor, Oppenheim’s drawings are often the starting points for large scale sculptures. They are splashed with water colors, pastels, and colored pencils and sometimes include documentation referring to the creation process. Study for Dreams and Nightmares: Journey of an Exploded Weave suggests a machine-like structure with wheels and steel, but the main focus is the chaotic transformation of the everyday materials of pipes and steel mesh.

Exhibition Date: May 23, 2008 - August 17, 2008.