CALGARY.- Glenbow Museum is thrilled to announce Dennis Oppenheim's sculpture, Device to Root out Evil has a new home in Calgary! With help from major art sponsors, the TORODE Group of Companies, the sculpture is being resurrected in Ramsay - Calgarys most creative neighbourhood.
As arts champions, Glenbow and TORODE are thrilled to partner to offer all Calgarians an opportunity to be inspired, challenged, excited and engaged in this provocative artwork. Originally celebrated and displayed in Vancouver, Oppenheim's compelling 6 metre tall glass, steel and aluminum structure has come to Glenbow on long-term loan from Vancouver's Benefic Foundation.
Glenbow Museum is delighted to welcome the work of world renowned artist Dennis Oppenheim to Calgary, said Jeff Spalding, Glenbow Museums President and CEO. Oppenheims artwork is in some of the world's most prestigious collections including London, Englands Tate Gallery and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Its now time for Calgarians to be inspired and challenged by his sculpture.
Dennis Oppenheim was born in 1938 in Electric City, Washington. He received his B.F.A. from the School of Arts and Crafts, and an M.F.A. from Stanford University.
He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Dennis Oppenheim has exhibited his works internationally in galleries and museums including the Tate Gallery, London; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Whitney Museum of American Art and The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Galerie Pro Arte, Germany; and the Joseph Helman Gallery, New York.
He has been commissioned by many venues including Ballerup Kommune, Copenhagen; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and Olympic Park, South Korea.
Dennis Oppenheim lives and works in New York.