Artist
Virginia Overton

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Installation view, Untitled (Gold); 4 unique works: Work Order, Change Order, Mitchell-Innes & Nash
2014

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Installation View: Untitled (Haupstaal floor), Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
2013

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Installation View: Parquet (d) and Parquet (e), Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
2013

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Installation view: Westfälischer Kunstverein, Munster, Germany
2013

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Gentle Ride
2013
Digital pigment print
image size: 8 1/8 by 10 7/8 in.  20.6 by 27.6 cm.

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Untitled (Juniperus virginiana)
2013
Eastern red cedar
192 by 384 in.  487.7 by 975.4 cm.
 

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Untitled
2013
Wood and cast iron
Installed: 83 1/2 by 73 3/4 by 4 1/4 in.  212.1 by 187.3 by 10.8 cm.

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Installation View: Pop Up 1, Montauk, New York
2013

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Untitled (Kitchen sign)
2012
Lightbox
12 by 8 by 96 in.  30.5 by 20.3 by 243.8 cm.

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Installation view: Untitled (pedestals), The Kitchen, New York
2012
Wood, paint
56 by 144 by 33 in.  142.2 by 135.8 by 83.8 cm.
 

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Installation view: Untitled (pipes), The Kitchen, New York
2012
Steel, aluminum
152 by 92 by 35.5 in.  386.1 by 233.7 by 90.2 cm.
 

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Installation view: Untitled (hash mark decal), The Power Station, Dallas
2012
Adhesive vinyl
172 by 15 in.  436.9 by 38.1 cm.

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Untitled (color)
2011
Lightbox construction, acrylic and inkjet print on paper
35 5/8 by 23 5/8 by 6 3/16 in.  90.5 by 60 by 15.7 cm.

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Untitled (1107 Basement II)
2011
Lumber, bulb, socket and electrical wiring
85 by 2 1/2 by 6 in.  215.9 by 6.4 by 15.2 cm.

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Untitled (Triangle)
2010
Douglas Fir
Dimensions variable

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Untitled
2010
Wood and sheetrock mud
153 by 130 by 18 in.  388.6 by 330.2 by 45.7 cm.

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Untitled
2010
Fluorescent light fixture and ink jet print on paper
3 by 96 by 3 in.  7.6 by 243.8 by 7.6 cm.

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Untitled (Convex)
2011
Acrylic mirror and ratchet strap
44 by 49 by 53 in.  111.8 by 124.5 by 134.6 cm.

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Installation view: Untitled (Concave) and Untitled (Convex)
2011

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Untitled (basement)
2011
Wood, chair, ratchet strap

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Installation view: Untitled (blonde)
2011
 

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Installation view: Untitled (Echo)
2011
Acrylic mirror and ratchet straps
 

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Untitled (kitchenette set for CN & SP)
2010
Chairs, light fixture, light bulbs and ratchet strap
45 by 20 by 20 in.  114.3 by 50.8 by 50.8 cm.

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Tube Installation
2011
Sonotube, vinyl records, record player, pedestal, hardware
3 by 96 by 3 in.  7.6 by 243.8 by 7.6 cm.

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Installation view: Untitled (Upended), White Flag Projects, St. Louis
2011
Digital Print on vinyl

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Installation view: Untitled (chimney), MoMA PS1, New York
2010
Inkjet print on vinyl

VIRGINIA OVERTON
Installation view: Untitled (ladder), Sculpture Center, New York
2009

Artist
Virginia Overton

Born in Nashville, TN, 1971.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

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Selected Press

April 1, 2014
Art in America
Overton’s 488-Foot Tube Opens Storm King Season
By Brian Boucher

A new sculpture by Virginia Overton, stretching nearly 500 feet, will greet visitors to Storm King Art Center when it opens Apr. 2 for the 2014 season. The commissioned work consists of a 488-foot-long brass tube that stretches across the landscape of the 500-acre sculpture park in Mountainville, N.Y. Standing atop steel rods, the tube will appear to float above the tall grasses as they grow during the coming months and hide the supports. The show officially opens May 3 and will remain on view through Nov. 9.

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March 28, 2014
The Wall Street Journal
A New Sculpture Sprawls in Upstate New York at Storm King
By Jackie Bischof

The Wall Street Journal discusses Virginia Overton's upcoming installation at Storm Kind Art Center, set to open May 3, 2014.

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December 5, 2013
CBS Miami
Cars Help Drive Traffic To Art Basel

Only one woman is in the driver’s seat for this show. The New York sculptor Virginia Overton is exhibiting a 1993 Dodge Ram with a rear cargo transformed into a red bay of light.

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December 4, 2013
Wallpaper*
Full throttle: a fleet of supercharged art cards goes on show in Miami
by Jonathan Bell

Miami's 1111 Lincoln Road is the perfect venue for a new showing of the ultimate collection of art cars during Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami. Exploring the history of auto-art mash-ups, Piston Head: Artists Engage the Automobile arranges a dizzying selection of contemporary art cars around the ramps and offset columns of Herzog & de Meuron's award-winning multi-use car park space.

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December 4 - 8, 1 - 8 PM
T Magazine
On View | For Art Basel, Miami’s Swankiest Garage Becomes a Gallery Yet Again
by Kevin McGarry

Virginia Overton participates in “Piston Head: Artists Engage the Automobile,” a project organized by the Upper East Side gallery Venus Over Manhattan and supported by Ferrari." 

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December 2, 2013
ARTslant Miami
High-Octane Art Fare for Miami Art Week
by Charlie Schultz

This year Venus Over Manhattan has organized “Piston Head: Artists Engage the Automobile,” a non-fair event sponsored by Ferrari. Fourteen car/sculptures will be exhibited/parked in a slick new garage designed by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. 

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April 2012
Artforum
The Kitchen
Murtaza Vali

Given free reign of the Kitchen for her solo exhibition, Virginia Overton presents a suite of pithy post-Minimalist sculpture installations that deftly repurpose various salvaged building materials found on-site. Monumental yet tentative, Overton's underestimated constructions pulse with tension between careful design and random accident; they are site-specific without being limited to or by it.

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April 2012
Art in America
Virginia Overton
By Alex Gartenfeld

FOR A SOLO SHOW in January at the Power Station in Dallas, Virginia Overton performed her duties with Southern grace. She transported many of the installation materials herself in a 1984 Chevrolet Deluxe pickup truck. She mounted a blue lightbox
in the vehicle’s bed and parked it in the gallery, creating a beacon for a tailgate party or a rave. When the proprietors told her that locals might not make her Sunday opening because the Cowboys were playing that day, Overton incorporated into her exhibition a TV showing the game. They said it was the foundation’s best-attended opening yet.

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April 2011
Interview Magazine, April 2011
Virginia Overton
Christopher Bollen

In developing her latest series of sculptural light pieces, 39-year-old artist Virginia Overton simply followed her instincts. When a new copy machine arrived at the studio of artist Wade Guyton, whom she assists, Overton acted on the urge to stick her head in the machine and press COPY. “Don’t tell my boss,” she laughs. What may seem like a bit of studio hijinks is actually endemic of Overton’s gutsy and resourceful creative process.

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January 2011
Artforum
Jacob Kassay, Robert Morris, and Virginia Overton
Lauren O'Neill-Butler

Three American artists from different generations strike a similar (if muted) chord in this exhibition, which brings together two wall- bound felt sculptures from the mid-1970s by Robert Morris (b. 1931) with several 2010 works by Virginia Overton (b. 1971) and by Jacob Kassay (b. 1984). 

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