The work of Virginia Overton (born 1971, Nashville, lives in New York) comprises installation, sculpture, and photography, often made in response to a particular space. Through a process of trial and error, she creates sculpture that is “performative,” sometimes obstructing, bisecting, dividing, or joining the architecture of a space with works that are both dramatic and minimal in feel. Infused with an ethos of economy, Overton's practice favors elemental materials, frequently recycled objects that are found on site or things discovered in the environs of the exhibition space. More commonly associated with architecture, construction work, or farming, materials such as wood, metal, Perspex, and fluorescent lighting are thus cut, bent, and hammered into works that talk about the way their materials have been used.
JRP|Editions - Monographs
First monograph dedicated to Virginia Overton, whose minimalist sculptural practice emergeas a direct response to her physical presence in the exhibition space.